Full Buck Moon

Full Moon on the 4th of July!

June 30, 2020
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In July 2020, the full Moon is called the Full Buck Moon! This Moon follows June’s Full Strawberry Moon.

Why Is It Called the Full Buck Moon?

Traditionally, the full Moon in July is called the Buck Moon because the antlers of male deer (bucks) are in full growth mode at this time of year.

This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.

When to See the Full Buck Moon

The Buck Moon rises in the evening of Saturday, July 4, which also happens to be Independence Day in the United States. After the fireworks that night, look for the bright full Moon high above! The Moon will be at its fullest at 12:44 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, July 5. Let’s hope for good weather and clear skies!

Learn more about the Moon names for every month, including your birthday month!