A Buck Moon over Big “D”

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.

Buck Moon
Buck Moon
Buck Moon Over Big "D"
Buck Moon Over Big “D”
Buck Moon and Reunion Tower
Buck Moon and Reunion Tower
Reunion Tower and Buck Moon Above
Reunion Tower and Buck Moon Above
Buck Moon
Buck Moon

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “A Buck Moon over Big “D””

  1. Great pictures!!! The moon by itself is majestic!!! However, I really love “Buck Moon over “Big D”!!! Thanks for the Indian history lesson, too…

  2. Great photos of the Buck Moon and thank you so much for relaying the info re why these moons are named as such. It’s a new world to me!!!

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