Monday, July 6, 2009

Mead Moon - July

July full moon, originally uploaded by KurtQ.

July’s full moon is often referred to as the Mead, Blessing, and Lightning moon.

According to the Farmer's Almanac, since July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur, it is also known as the Full Buck Moon.

It is often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month's Moon was the Full Hay Moon.

According to

The moon is full tomorrow – on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 – at 9:21 Universal Time (4:21 a.m. Central Daylight Time)... that means the full moon happens tonight, because the moon turns full before sunrise tomorrow.Like any full moon, tonight’s moon lights up the nighttime from dusk till dawn. However, the July 2009 full moon distinguishes itself from other 2009 full moons, because it’s the smallest, farthest full moon of the year. This year’s Thunder Moon lies at more than 252,000 miles away.

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