Buck Moon 2021 LIVE – Full moon with 'spiritual meaning' also called Thunder Moon to be seen THIS WEEK on Friday July 23

THE next full moon — which is called a Buck Moon and believed to have a "spiritual meaning" — is going to be visible this week.

The moon, also known as Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, and Mead Moon, will be visible this Friday, July 23.

According to Nasa, the full moon will appear opposite the sun at 10.37pm ET for the Americas.

"The Moon will appear full for about three days around the peak of the full Moon, from Thursday evening through Sunday morning," scientists said.

Spiritual mentor and law of attraction coach Esther McCann told Woman & Home Magazine that the Buck Moon is an ideal time to connect with nature.

Follow along with our Buck Moon live blog below…

  • Danielle Cinone

    WILDFIRE SMOKE TURNS THE MOON RED

  • Danielle Cinone

    LOOMING METEOR SHOWERS

    "Two major meteor showers are expected to peak during this lunar cycle, but only one will have good visibility from our northern mid-latitudes (weather permitting)," NASA explains. "The Southern Delta-Aquariids should be active from around July 12 to Aug. 23, peaking on July 30."

    The second meteor shower, known as the Perseid meteor shower, is "expected to be active from July 17 to Aug. 24, 2021, with a broad peak centered on the afternoon of Aug. 12 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. EDT (when we can't see them)."

  • Danielle Cinone

    HOW MANY DAYS WILL THE MOON APPEAR TO BE FULL?

    Nasa explained that the moon will appear full for approximately "three days around the peak of the Full Moon, from Thursday evening through Sunday morning."

  • Danielle Cinone

    THE BUCK MOON COULD APPEAR TO BE RED

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHERE DOES THE NAME ‘FULL HAY MOON’ COME FROM?

    During the July summers, farmers also spent time cutting hay to set aside for winter.

    That is where the name Full Hay Moon comes from, according to Farmers’ Almanac.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHY IS IT CALLED A FULL BUCK MOON?

    According to the Farmers’ Almanac, July’s full moon is called a Buck Moon.

    This is because as summer sets in, male deer grow their antlers to their full size.

    As farmers saw the deers’ antlers highlighted against the summer horizon, the full moon received its nickname.

  • Danielle Cinone

    METEOROLOGISTS SPREADING THE NEWS

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    DRAMATIC SUNSETS CAUSED BY WILDFIRES

     

  • Danielle Cinone

    MOON WILL SHIFT AWAY FROM SATURN BY SUNDAY

    “By Saturday evening, July 24, 2021, the Moon will have shifted such that Saturn will appear about 7 degrees above the full Moon, rising in the east-southeast as evening twilight ends,” NASA said.

    “The Moon will appear to shift away from Saturn as Saturday night progresses into the morning of Sunday, July 25.”

  • Danielle Cinone

     MOON WILL MOVE TOWARDS SATURN

    “Friday night into Saturday morning, July 23 to 24, 2021, the full Moon will shift toward the planet Saturn such that Saturn will appear about 8 degrees above the Moon in the southwest by the time morning twilight begins,” according to NASA.

  • Danielle Cinone

    FULL MOON WILL START FRIDAY NIGHT

    “The next full Moon will be Friday night, July 23, 2021, at 10:37 p.m. EDT,” according to NASA.

    “The Moon will appear full for about 3 days around this time, from Thursday night through Sunday morning.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    HOW MANY NAMES DOES THIS TYPE OF MOON HAVE?

    This type of moon is usually called one of the following:

    • Thunder Moon
    • Buck Moon
    • Hay Moon
    • Berry Moon

    THE FARMER'S ALMANAC MOON PHASE CALENDAR

    MOON WILL APPEAR 'LARGE, VERY BRIGHT'

    FULL BUCK MOON GETS NAME FROM DEER

    • Katie Balevic

      WHY IS IT CALLED A 'FULL THUNDER MOON'?

      Farmers also experienced summer thunderstorms.

      As a result, the July full moon also gained the name Full Thunder Moon.

    • Katie Balevic

      WHERE DOES THE NAME 'FULL HAY MOON' COME FROM?

      During the July summers, farmers also spent time cutting hay to set aside for winter.

      That is where the name Full Hay Moon comes from, according to Farmers' Almanac.

    • Katie Balevic

      WHY IS IT CALLED A FULL BUCK MOON?

      According to the Farmers' Almanac, July's full moon is called a Buck Moon.

      This is because as summer sets in, male deer grow their antlers to their full size.

      As farmers saw the deers' antlers highlighted against the summer horizon, the full moon received its nickname.

    • Katie Balevic

      WHAT ARE THE MOON'S DIFFERENT NAMES?

      This type of full moon has several different names, according to the Famers' Almanac.

      • Full Buck Moon
      • Full Hay Moon
      • Full Thunder Moon

      METEOROLOGISTS PROMOTE BUCK MOON

      MOON SEEN IN NEW YORK CITY

      The moon was visible in New York City on July 20.

      • Katie Balevic

        MOON WILL SHIFT AWAY FROM SATURN BY SUNDAY

        "By Saturday evening, July 24, 2021, the Moon will have shifted such that Saturn will appear about 7 degrees above the full Moon, rising in the east-southeast as evening twilight ends," NASA said.

        "The Moon will appear to shift away from Saturn as Saturday night progresses into the morning of Sunday, July 25."

      • Katie Balevic

        MOON WILL MOVE TOWARDS SATURN

        "Friday night into Saturday morning, July 23 to 24, 2021, the full Moon will shift toward the planet Saturn such that Saturn will appear about 8 degrees above the Moon in the southwest by the time morning twilight begins," according to NASA.

      • Katie Balevic

        FULL MOON WILL START FRIDAY NIGHT

        "The next full Moon will be Friday night, July 23, 2021, at 10:37 p.m. EDT," according to NASA.

        "The Moon will appear full for about 3 days around this time, from Thursday night through Sunday morning."

      • Katie Balevic

        JULY'S FULL MOON CALLED BUCK MOON

        July's full moon is called a Buck Moon because it shows at the time of year when deer regrow their antlers.

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