Daily Postcard: Buck Moon Illuminates Sky

The full moon illuminates the sky Sunday morning over White Rock. The full moon in July is called the Buck Moon, named after the new antlers that emerge from a buck’s forehead around this time of the year. It also is called Thunder Moon, Hay Moon and Wort Moon. On July 4 or 5, depending on your time zone, the Buck Moon turned a shade darker for many people in North and South America and Africa, as it is eclipsed by the Earth’s penumbral shadow during a penumbral lunar eclipse. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs