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Look, up in the sky, it’s a Supermoon

The second supermoon in two months is sometimes known as a ‘Buck moon’ because it happens at a time when male deer acquire antlers.

July 14, 2022
14 July 2022

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.

The supermoon on June 14 was the “Strawberry moon” because it’s the full moon at strawberry harvest time.

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