In this time of year, when the moon is closest to the Earth, the Buck Moon or supermoon is the biggest and brightest full moon. The spectacular supermoon lit up the night sky on Wednesday night for lucky stargazers across the UK.
Around this time of year, male deer shed and regrow their antlers, which is why the full moon in July is known as Buck Moon.
English skies have been lit up by what is believed to be the biggest and brightest moon of the year.
The Buck Moon – July’s full moon – was most visible Wednesday evening and was classified as a “supermoon”.
Due to its proximity to perigee, the Moon was larger and brighter during this event.
NASA cited the Maine Farmer’s Almanac as saying the Algonquin Native Americans of what is now the north-east United States called it the “Buck Moon.” It occurs when buck deer begin to grow antlers.
Clear skies allowed lots of people to enjoy the impressive spectacle. The Buck Moon will be the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year because it represents the moon’s closest point to the Earth in 2022. The moon orbits the Earth on an elliptical path, rather than a circular one.
UK Buck Moon
Awesome photographs have captured Buck Moon at various locations throughout the UK and elsewhere in the world.