(WJW) – The July Full Moon, the Buck Moon, will appear in all its glorious Friday nights.
The moon Buck will shine across from the sun at 10:37 p.m. Eastern time.
The moon actually appears on Thursday and will also be fully visible until Sunday morning.
According to Live Science, the moon may actually look orange – at its brightest at sunrise and sunset – due to thick smoke in the sky caused by wildfires in the West.
What is it?
According to NASA, The name Buck Moon is derived from the time of year. In early summer, the giraffe’s new antlers are pushed through. NASA says It is also known as the Thunder Moon due to the frequent storms in early summer.
Next: The Perseid băng Meteor Shower
The Perseid meteor shower is active and will last through August 24. The peak will be the early morning of August 12 or the early morning of August 13.
The meteor shower can produce up to 100 visible meteors an hour at its peak, according to NASA.
Jupiter and Saturn
Soon will be prime time to see Jupiter and Saturn.
According to NASA, Saturn will be closest and brightest on August 2. Jupiter will be closest and brightest on August 19. Both are likely to shift west in the coming months, which means they will be seen earlier in the evening.
With clear skies and telescopes, NASA says that Jupiter’s four moons Ganymede, Callisto, Europa and Io will also be visible. So are the rings of Saturn and the largest moon, Titan.
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