Full moon in July 2023; the supermoon that month will be 14,000 miles closer to Earth than usual.

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EXPLAINED: On July 3, 2023, there will be a full moon Supermoon. When it reaches its height, it will be at 7:39 a.m. (ET). After sunset, look in that direction to see it.

SUPER MOON

 

The biggest and brightest supermoon will be gracing the skies this week, much to the delight of astronomy and space enthusiasts.

The full moon in July will appear brighter in the night sky than any other full moon event this year because it is

the first of four supermoons that will rise in 2023.  According to The Old Farmer’s Almanack, the full moon will rise on Monday, July 3 its brightest point below the horizon at 7:39 a.m. ET.

If the local weather permits, after sunset, you can observe the celestial event by looking to the southeast. The Abrams Planetarium director at Michigan State University, Dr. Shannon Schmoll, defined a supermoon as when the moon seems slightly larger in our sky.

“The moon doesn’t revolve in a complete circle as it orbits the Earth. Therefore, there are places in its orbit that are slightly closer to or farther from the Earth.

 

What is July 2023, Full Moon or Buck Moon?

 

BUCK MOON

 

The Buck Moon is the name of the supermoon in July. The Maine Farmers’ Almanack is where the term “Buck Moon” first appeared, according to NASA. In the 1930s, it began naming full moons, and it quickly gained popularity. This name derives from the fact that male deer (bucks) start to grow new antlers at this time of year.

According to NASA, “The next full Moon will appear opposite the Sun in Earth-based longitude at 7:39 AM EDT on Monday, July 3, 2023. This will occur late Sunday night in the time zone west of the International Date Line and early Tuesday morning in the time zone east of the International Date Line.

 

The orb seems significantly larger and a supermoon happens when the full moon phase comes at a point in its path where it is nearer to Earth, according to Schmoll. Even though it may not be immediately obvious to the unaided eye, The Old Farmer’s Almanack predicts that the first full moon of summer will be brighter and farther away from Earth—224,895.4 miles (361,934 km).

The buck moon is another name for the moon this month. According to the almanac, male deer antlers normally sprout around July during an annual cycle of shedding and regrowth.

 

July 2023 Has Spiritual Importance Supermoon

The full moon, also known as the buck moon, among the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions denotes Guru Purnima, which is commemorated to praise the Guru who helped mold our life and guide us in the proper direction. The festival of Guru Purnima, also known as Vyasa Purnima, is greatly revered and enthusiastically observed throughout the nation. This full moon is observed by Theravada Buddhists as Asalha Puja, also known as Esala Poya or Dharma Day. It is a significant holiday that commemorates the Buddha’s first sermon delivered after attaining nirvana, which was the event that gave rise to Buddhism.

 

Full and supermoon moons

Unlike most years, 2023 will have 13 full moons. Most years have 12. The Old Farmer’s Almanack predicts that there will be two supermoons in August, including a blue moon that will be this year’s closest moon to Earth. On September 29, 2023, the fourth and last supermoon of the year will rise.

The remaining full moons in 2023 are listed below, according to the Farmer’s Almanack:

Sturgeon moon on August 1
30th August: Blue moon
29th of September: Harvest moon
28th of October: Hunter’s moon
Beaver moon on November 27.
26th of December: Cold moon

 

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