The Full Moon is back on the rise this month, and this time, it’s rearing its antlers as the Full Buck Moon. Join Slooh and The Old Farmer’s Almanac to explore this latest monthly visitor.
Each month, the Full Moon is given a different name, depending on the season, and usually assigned by settlers or native peoples of the area. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the name “Full Buck Moon” was given to this month’s moon because it is at this time of year that deer begin to regrow their antlers. This moon was also referred to as the Thunder Moon, due to the prevalence of thunder storms.
During our live broadcast, we’ll gaze on live views of the Full Moon through our telescopes in the Canary Islands and Chile, while our astronomers discuss some of the more interesting features on the face of our closest neighbor. Meanwhile, our partners at The Old Farmer’s Almanac will fill us in on some of the fascinating folklore and history surrounding the July Full Moon.