Full Moon 2020: When is the July Buck Moon and what is the meaning behind its name? | Science | News

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“According to this almanac, as the Full Moon in July and the first Full Moon of Summer, the Algonquin tribes in what is now the Eastern USA called this Full Moon the Buck Moon.

“Early Summer is normally when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur.

“They also called this the Thunder Moon because of early Summer’s frequent thunderstorms.”

The Buck Moon is also known as the Hay Moon after the July hay harvest.

Hindus and Buddhists also celebrate the Buck Moon as the Guru Purnima – a day dedicated to the celebration of teachers or gurus.

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