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Why is the July Full Moon called the Buck Moon and when to see it at its peak?

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July's Full Moon will peak in the early hours of Saturday, July 24 at 3.36am, in the UK.

But the Moon still appears full to the naked eye for about three days either side.

The name Buck Moon comes from the Algonquin native Indian tribes of the US because it is the time of year when the new antlers of a buck deer grow.

According to the American Farmer's Almanac: "The full Moon in July is called the Buck Moon because the antlers of male deer (bucks) are in full-growth mode at this time. Bucks shed and regrow their antlers each year, producing a larger and more impressive set as the years go by.”

July's full Moon is also known as the Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are often frequent during this month.

Remember the Moon always rises in the east and sets in the west.

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full moon july 2019 (49497498)

Send your pictures of July's Full Moon over West Berkshire and North Hampshire to geraldine.gardner@newburynews.co.uk and we'll create a cosmic gallery.

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