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The full Moon name for this month is Full Thunder Moon. Traditionally, we have called July's full Moon the "Full Buck Moon." This name comes from our Native American and Colonial past when the Moon was used to track the seasons. Bucks begin to grow new antlers at this time.

July's Full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.

Since July of 2015 has TWO full Moons, we'll designate the Full Buck Moon to the first full Moon (July 1) and the Full Thunder Moon to the second full Moon (July 31).

In popular culture, many people now refer to the second full Moon of the month as a "Blue Moon."

The second full Moon, on July 31, 2015, is commonly called a Blue Moon. Since the time between two full Moons (the synodic month) is 29.530588 mean solar days (29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, 3 seconds), this is somewhat shorter than all calendar months except February. A Blue Moon will occur on average every two or three years.

The % under each date's Moon is the percent illumination. All times eastern.

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT

1

Moon Phase

Full Moon
10:22 P.M.

2

Moon Phase

100%
16 days

3

Moon Phase

97%
17 days

4

Moon Phase

91%
18 days

5

Moon Phase

84%
19 days

6

Moon Phase

74%
20 days

7

Moon Phase

63%
21 days

8

Moon Phase

Last Quarter
4:26 P.M.

9

Moon Phase

41%
23 days

10

Moon Phase

30%
24 days

11

Moon Phase

20%
25 days

12

Moon Phase

12%
26 days

13

Moon Phase

6%
27 days

14

Moon Phase

2%
28 days

15

Moon Phase

New Moon
9:26 P.M.

16

Moon Phase

0%
1 day

17

Moon Phase

3%
2 days

18

Moon Phase

7%
3 days

19

Moon Phase

12%
4 days

20

Moon Phase

19%
5 days

21

Moon Phase

27%
6 days

22

Moon Phase

36%
7 days

23

Moon Phase

45%
8 days

24

Moon Phase

First Quarter
12:05 A.M.

25

Moon Phase

65%
10 days

26

Moon Phase

74%
11 days

27

Moon Phase

83%
12 days

28

Moon Phase

90%
13 days

29

Moon Phase

96%
14 days

TODAY    30

Moon Phase

99%
15 days

31

Moon Phase

Full Moon
6:45 A.M.

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