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Waning Gibbous
Third Quarter Moon - Wednesday 08th of July 2015
Waning Crescent - Friday 10th of July 2015
New Moon - Wednesday 15th of July 2015
Jul 03 2015
Waning Gibbous
94.1% of lunar illumination
27 days to full moon
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Moon Day 17

A good day for marriage, the birth of children, family holidays and household chores. It favours all occupations connected to homes, households and land. The use of alcohol, medicines or drugs on this day should be strictly limited. Only Albert the Great describes this day as particularly negative.

Next Full Moon Date: Friday, July 31, 2015

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Summer Moon
  • Chinese: Hungry Ghost Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Ripe Corn Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Crane Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon of the Middle Summer
  • Celtic: Moon of Claiming
  • English Medieval: Mead Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Rose Moon

Full Buck Moon (July)

Bucks begin to grow new antlers at this time. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.

July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month's Moon was the Full Hay Moon.