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A Full Buck Moon Will Illuminate The Skies Over Vancouver Next Month

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Aspiring astronomers will want to make sure they look up to the skies next month. A captivating Full Buck Moon will shine bright across Vancouver’s skies this July.

According to almanac.com, the full moon got its name from “Native American tribes who used the Full Moons as a sort of calendar to keep track of the seasons”.

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During the Full Buck Moon, a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode. This Full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.

A few other Native American names for the July full moon include:

  • “Ripe Corn Moon” – Cherokee
  • “Middle of Summer Moon” – Ponca
  • “Moon When Limbs of Trees Are Broken by Fruit” – Zuni

The Buck Moon will reach its fullest form on July 16, 2019 at 5:38 p.m. ET.

But of course, in order to get the best vantage point for this, you should go as far away from the city lights as you can get. Parks, remote and rural areas are typically better for catching a glimpse of this natural wonder.

Below is a video that provides more information about the July moon:


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