A bright “Buck Moon” is coming — here’s how you can see it

Stargazers will be delighted.

The first complete this year supermoon will take place over the 4th of July weekend – Sunday 2nd July and Monday 3rd July – a bright and bold backdrop for holiday fireworks.

Also known as Buck Moon, it will peak at 7:39 a.m. ET on Monday the farmer’s almanac.

“Traditionally, the full moon in July is called the ‘buck moon’ because at this time the buck’s antlers are in full growth mode,” states the almanac. “This full moon was also known as the thunder moon because of the frequency of thunderstorms this month.”

In NYC, the moon appears 99% full when it rises at 8:21 PM on Sunday TimeAndDate.com. The full moon rises at 9:22 p.m. on Monday and sets at 6:21 a.m. on Tuesday.

Buck Moon rises over NYC
This month’s Full Supermoon is the first of four this season.

Supermoons appear larger and brighter due to their proximity to Earth.
Geoffrey Swaine/Shutterstock

The Almanac recommends looking southeast after sunset to watch the supermoon rise into the sky.

Fox Forecast Center meteorologist Brian Mastro told The Post that there is a possibility of rainy spells, including thunderstorms, in NYC on Sunday.

On Monday there is also the possibility of “bursting summer thunderstorms”.

This buck moon is one of four consecutive full moons this year – the others will be on August 1, August 30-31. August and 28-29 to be seen in September.

Full moons occur every 29.5 days. They become supermoons when they coincide with perigee, the point in its orbit when the moon is closest to Earth.

According to NASAThe astrologer Richard Nolle coined the term “supermoon” in 1979.

Airplane flies in front of super moon
Astrologer Richard Nolle coined the term “supermoon” in 1979, according to NASA.

A super moon appears slightly brighter and larger than a normal full moon.

In fact, the impressive lunar phenomenon could result in a 30% increase in brightness and a 14% increase in size Space.com.

However, the outlet noted that these differences “are not noticeable to the naked eye unless you pay close attention to the moon each night.”

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing carolinebleakley@ustimetoday.com.

Related Articles

Back to top button