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The full moon of July arrives this week. It's a "Buck Moon".



The first of two new moons that will take place in July will be full this week, marking the first full moon of the summer.

The two new moons make the month of July a remarkable month, this one rising for the first time on the 2nd and the 31st of July. The second new moon of a month has recently been dubbed the "black moon", but it is not an official astronomical term.

The "moon moon" will rise in the sky on Tuesday, June 16th. Here's what you need to know to take a look.

At what time will the July moon be full?

The moon will be full at 17:38. Tuesday. It will appear full for about three days between Monday evening and Thursday morning.

He will start climbing east of the sky above Newark around 19:41. Monday at 20:30 Tuesday and 21:11 Wednesday.

To know the time of the moonrise in your city, check out this schedule on TimeAndDate.com.

Why is he calling a Buck Moon?

The Algonquin Native American tribes of what is now the eastern part of the United States of America called this full moon, the first of the summer, the "buck moon," according to NASA. It is a time of year when new deer antlers grow on their brows covered with a velvety fur.

What are the other nicknames of the full moon of July?

According to the farmer's almanac, the July moon is also known as the "Thunder Moon" because of the frequent storms that struck early in the summer. It has also been called "hay moon".

Other Native American tribes have dubbed this moon the following, translated directly into English.

  • "My ripe corn moon" – Cherokee
  • "Mid-moon of summer" – Ponca
  • "Moon when the branches of the trees are broken by a fruit" – Zuni

When is the next full moon?

The second full moon of the summer season will shine on the night of August 15th.

The full moon of August is commonly referred to as "sturgeon moon" because Native American tribes had learned that sturgeon fish found in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were easier to catch at this time. time.

Amanda Hoover can be reached at ahoover@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandahoovernj. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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