The Buck Moon will appear full from early Tuesday into early Friday morning, according to NASA, even though its expected peak time is 3:38 p.m. (central time) Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
The Buck Moon, also referred to as the Thunder Moon, got its name “Buck Moon” because it symbolizes when male deer start growing new antlers.
“Traditionally, the full moon in July is called the Buck Moon because a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode at this time,” according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. “This full moon was also known as the Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.”
Early Tuesday morning on July 19, Jupiter will appear near the waning gibbous moon, about three degrees above the moon during moonrise on the eastern horizon near midnight. Jupiter will appear about five degrees to the upper right of the Moon as morning twilight begins at 4:49 a.m.
As stargazers are looking for Jupiter, even a small telescope will be able to locate its moons – pending equipment and local weather.