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Full buck moon and “supermoon” Saturday morning

A partly cloudy sky should allow for nice viewing of the July full moon. The full moon is Saturday morning at 7:25 AM EDT. Tonight is the better night for viewing the moon as showers and a mostly cloudy sky are likely for Saturday night. Every full moon is given a name. This one is the Full Buck Moon.

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Grand Rapids Weather Examiner

According to space.com: Male deer, which shed their antlers every year, begin to regrow them in July, hence the Native American name for July's full moon. Other names include thunder moon, for the month's many summer storms, and hay moon, after the July hay harvest.

For more info: Space Watch
National Geographic

This moon is a “supermoon” and we will have three in a row this year. Technically this is called a perigee noon. According to a NASA report: “Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon's orbit. The Moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side ("perigee") about 50,000 km closer than the other ("apogee"). Full Moons that occur on the perigee side of the Moon's orbit seem extra big and bright.
This coincidence happens three times in 2014. On July 12th and Sept 9th the Moon becomes full on the same day as perigee. On August 10th it becomes full during the same hour as perigee—arguably making it an extra-super Moon."

See the attached video for a further NASA explanation of the phenomena.

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