2nd supermoon of 2022, July's full 'Buck' moon, takes over night sky tonight

One name for July's full moon is the 'Buck moon,' a reference to the time of year when new antlers are growing on male deer.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
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The second of three supermoons in 2022 will rise on Wednesday, July 13, according to AccuWeather.

If you missed last month's supermoon, you have another chance.

This month's full moon is tonight. At the same time, the moon's orbit will bring it closer to Earth than usual. This cosmic combo is called a supermoon.

That can make the moon appear slightly bigger and brighter, weather permitting.

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One name for Wednesday's full moon is the "Buck moon" - a reference to the time of year when new antlers are growing on male deer, or bucks.

The supermoon on June 14 was the "Strawberry moon" because it's the full moon at strawberry harvest time.

Video in the media player provided by AccuWeather.