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.
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.
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.