WOW! Stunning Buck Moon Lights Up Southern Tier
Traci "loves it" when I talk about the full moon and how it makes people do weird things. She really "loves it" when I talk about the Buck Moon and if you weren't paying attention last night then you missed it.
The Buck Moon is the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year and it appeared right after sunset last night. By my house, it was raining slightly so I didn't see it this time around. How about you?
If you missed it, here's what it looked like last night. If you find yourself saying "Hey Glenn, where in Broome County did that picture come from?" It's not, Traci sent it to me from her secret vacation spot. Yes, I'm jealous too.
Why Is It Called The Buck Moon
So where did the name "Buck Moon" come from? It got the name Buck Moon because the antlers of male deer (bucks) are in full growth mode right now. Every year, the bucks will lose their antlers and grow new ones.
When the antlers return, they grow in larger and become more like a deer that you would want to hang on your wall. There are no mounts on my wall, I'm a courteous hunter...I give them plenty of warning shots before they get away.
August Full Moon
The next full moon is the Sturgeon Moon and will appear on August 11th at 9:35 p.m. It's named after North America's largest fish, the lake sturgeon. It's not a good-looking fish with a greenish-grey color with a pointed snout and two pairs of whisker-like tactile organs that are hanging out by its mouth.
If you are wondering when the Buck Moon will return next year, mark July 3rd at 7:38 a.m. on your 2023 calendar.