The July full moon is known by a number of names including Thunder Moon, Buck Moon, Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Hay Moon and Summer Moon. The full moon of July also has quite a few regional names based on the country you are in.
Full moons typically occur monthly. To distinguish each one, every full moon has a nickname corresponding to activities commonplace at that time of the year. July’s full thunder moon is an easy one to comprehend, as July tends to be a rather stormy time of year for many areas of North America.
A number of people were able to snap some amazing photos of the Thunder Moon from across the globe and while we have already shown off some of those images earlier we are covering the Thunder Moon again as we spotted some amazing images on Twitter.
Full moon this weekend – called Guru Purnima, Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Ripe Corn Moon, Buck Moon, or our favorite, ⛈️ THUNDER MOON ⛈️ pic.twitter.com/XLufAdoDEQ
— NASA Moon (@NASAmoon) July 7, 2017
— Neeti Kumthekar (@NeetiKumthekar) July 10, 2017
— Dapixara (@dapixara) July 10, 2017
— Antonette Stiebritz (@Antonette1971) July 10, 2017
— tornado_wx15 (@tornadowx15) July 10, 2017
— #Q13FOX (@Q13FOX) July 9, 2017
— Limonade Inc. (@limonadeinc) July 10, 2017
Beautiful Buck/Thunder Moon tonight. pic.twitter.com/NJyl6IlvEM
— Ocean McIntyre (@omcintyre) July 9, 2017