Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Full Buck Moon


Today marks the full moon for July. Known as a Full Buck Moon by the Farmer's Almanac. Known by this name because this is when a buck pushes the new velvet covered antlers from their foreheads. Buck Moon is the name the Native Americans used to refer to this full moon.


Sometimes known as the Thunder Moon due to the thunderstorms in July and also known as a Full Hay Moon by some farmers. A little research seems to suggest that there is no real evidence of strange behavior during a full moon, but you can't really convince teachers, hospitals, or law enforcement of those findings.


If you would like to know more about full moons and their folklore names you can learn about them here.




3 comments:

  1. Very interesting-never heard of the buck moon.

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  2. I've not heard that it is called the full buck moon. Fascinating!

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