Why is the moon orange right now?
"This happens because the Moon's light travels a longer distance through the atmosphere. As it travels a longer path, more of the shorter, bluer wavelengths of light are scattered away, leaving more of the longer, redder wavelengths. (Dust or pollution can also deepen the reddish colour.)" WalesOnlineThe Moon is 'glowing' orange in the sky and everyone is asking the same thing
Why is it called a buck moon?
The full moon got this name because this is around when male deer, known as bucks, sprout their velvety antlers. Male deer use their antlers to attract mates, but when wintertime comes, their antlers fall off, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Livescience.comFriday's full Buck Moon may be an eerie orange. Here's how to spot it.
What is a Thunder Moon?
July's full moon is also called the "thunder moon" because of early summer's frequent thunderstorms. The moon could actually appear red or orange in parts of the U.S. due to smoke from the western wildfires. USA TODAYFriday's full 'buck' moon may look red or orange due to wildfire smoke
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Full moons happen when the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. Full moons are not an ideal time to observe the lunar surface in detail due to the lack of shadows, and the moon also washes out the sky and makes it difficult to see faint objects.
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That said, the full moon is pretty and perfectly safe to look at with the unaided eye, and occasionally you'll get a special treat during full moon season. While the sun's light usually reflects off the surface of the moon during the full phase, although occasionally the positions of the moon and Earth align in such a way so that the moon passes through our planet's shadow.
Here is the cultural significance of July's full moon in select international areas, according to NASA:
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