Full Buck Moon 7/3/12 11:52 a.m. PDT
Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, circular, shining object which has frequently and mysteriously appeared in our nighttime sky this year (known to many as the moon).
July 3, 11:52 a.m. PDT — Full Buck Moon. This full moon was so called because it occurs when the new antlers of buck deer push out from their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, thunderstorms being most frequent at this time. Sometimes this is also called the Full Hay Moon. Since the moon arrives at apogee less than 13 hours later, this will also be smallest full moon of 2012. In terms of apparent size, it will appear 12 percent smaller than the full moon of Jan. 10.
The next significant full moon will occur on Aug. 1, 4:27 p.m. PDT. Keep an eye on this spot for additional breaking news on this unprecedented event.
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