Buck Moon Tonight

buck moon

What on Earth?

This moon will not be fully visible until 8:00 p.m. tonight on the east coast; at this time it will be in its waning gibbous phase, but you won’t be able to detect it waning with the naked eye. The moon will be at its fullest at 6:57 p.m. EST.

So what’s this “Buck Moon” thing all about?

The “buck moon” appears when bucks (male deer) are beginning to grow their antlers, but wait! This is also called the “hay moon” because it appears when when farmers are beginning to store their hay, but that’s not all! It is also called a “thunder moon” because farmers are fighting with thunder storms to bring the hay in dry.

Whatever moniker you place on this beautiful sight, I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you enjoy my haiku dedicated to it!

Buck Moon

Velvet horizon
Planetoid embalms vision
For lowly creatures


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