July’s full Buck Moon will rise on Wednesday, July 13, and reach peak illumination at 2:38 P.M. Eastern Time. Look towards the southeast after sunset to watch it rise into the sky. This will be the biggest and brightest supermoon of 2022.
The Algonquin Indian tribes of the northeastern United States were the first to call the full moon each July the Buck Moon because the velvet antlers of bucks are in full-growth mode. BTW, in July, antlers of yearling bucks grow as much as ¾-inch a week, antlers for older bucks can grow 1 1/2 inches per week. Click here for more on summer whitetail antlers.