A Buck Moon over Big “D”
Native Americans had names and meanings for each full moon of the year. The July full moon is named Buck Moon because this is the month that buck deer begin growing new antlers. The July full moon is also called the Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are fairly frequent during this time of year. July is also a month of hay harvesting, thus the full moon is often called the Hay Moon.
These Buck Moon photographs were taken while standing on the Trinity River Pedestrian Bridge in Dallas, TX on July 1, 2015 between the hours of 8:30 and 9:00 pm.
The Farmer’s Almanac indicates there will be a second full moon on July 31, 2015. This full moon is called a Blue Moon because there are two full moons in the same month – Once in a Blue Moon.