The second supermoon in two months is sometimes known as a ‘Buck moon’ because it happens at a time when male deer acquire antlers.
Look, up in the sky, it’s a Supermoon
Did you catch the supermoon?
There was a full moon on Wednesday night, and at the same time, the moon was closer to Earth than usual — and that combination is called a supermoon.
The closer proximity to Earth can make the moon appear slightly bigger and brighter, weather permitting.
One name for Wednesday’s full moon is the “Buck moon” — a reference to the time of year when new antlers are growing on male deer, or bucks.