full moon in July is often referred to as the Buck Moon because it
occurs at the time of year when new antlers push out of the foreheads
on buck deer coated with velvety fur.
This full moon is also referred to as Thunder Moon because of the
frequency of summer thunder storms, or Hay Moon for the first hay crop
of the season.
Buddhists refer to the May full moon as Buddha Esala Poya, while Hindus
call it Guru Purnima
in the Moon
Look at what's rising: Luna, Selene, man in the Moon.
Much of the universe, as we know it, is strange and distant, full of
lifeless orbs and wild cataclysms and dark voids. We know little about
the quasars and nebulae and supernovae of outer space. Through our
telescopes we peer at stars and planets and galaxies, but how well do
we really know them? We can only see what we can see.
The moon is different. It is closer to us than any other heavenly
object, both physically and imaginatively. It has been part of our
stories and dreams since the dawn of time. It's the stuff of nursery
Long before our kind walked
on the moon we traversed its mountains and
plains in our imaginations a million times or more. We named its dark
lava flows and its craters and its peaks. We'd visited the Sea of
Tranquility for centuries before our spaceship touched down.
Supermoon is a
phenomenon in which the Moon is full and at
perigee, or closest to the Earth in its orbit at the same
This makes the Moon appear especially large in the night sky. The
Buck Moon was a supermoon
Moon and the Western Imagination
Full Moon Decal
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