A brighter moon that may appear larger than others lit up the sky on the night of July 12-13. It was a giant moon, known as the giant deer moon.
The giant deer moon will appear in the sky from Tuesday through early Friday, according to NASA, and its maximum point will be on Wednesday, July 13 at 2:48 p.m., but it will only be fully visible in North America until it departs. the moon.
Here are some of the most amazing images of the giant deer moon:
This giant deer moon is so named because the male deer fully developed its horns in July, according to the old farmer’s calendar. The horns of males shed and grow again each year, increasing in size as the animals age.
According to NASA, this moon is also known as the Thunder Moon because of the frequent thunderstorms in early summer.
The July giant moon has different names in other latitudes. For example, in Europe they call it Hay Moon due to the production of hay for June and July, and they also call it Mead Moon, because these days this compound – fermenting honey with water, sometimes adding fruits, grains, spices or hops – is made, According to NASA.
For Theravada Buddhists, the full moon of July is called the Asalha Puja, also known as Dharma Day or Esala Poya, and is a major festival celebrating the Buddha’s first sermon, NASA says.
Parts of the United States are expected to be at their peak brightness on July 13 at 5:06 a.m. ET, the moon’s closest orbit to Earth, but it will appear full for three days, between Tuesday, July 12 and Tuesday morning. Friday 15 July.