Greg Fabricius Photography

Buck Moon

Posted on | July 12, 2014 | No Comments

July’s full moon has been big and bright and beautiful for the last two nights and I was able to get out to make a shot after sunset tonight. The Farmer’s Almanac and other sources say it’s most common name is the “Full Buck Moon”. Here’s the full explanation:

“July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also 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.”

From my vantage point the light of the moon took on an amber tint. Big and bright in the post-sunset sky, the Buck Moon was another beautiful full moon shining across the waters of Cutler Reservoir:

Cutler Moon RiseGreg Fabricius Photography

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