Grand Rapids, Michigan (WOOD)-The full moon in July will end at the end of the week on July 5, at 12:44 AM.
The full moon in July is sometimes called the “buck moon” because at this time of year, Buck’s antlers are full. Also called thunder moon or hay month.
Looking southeast, the full moon climbed to the horizon on July 4. You can use the moon as a guide to find Jupiter and Saturn on July 4th and July 5th.
After dark, look to the southeast, find the moon, and then look down to the left on July 4 to discover the two planets. On July 5, the moon will be between and below Jupiter and Saturn.
The lunar eclipse will occur at the full moon in July, although the sight may not be too impressive. This will be a half-moon-shaped lunar eclipse. In this type of lunar eclipse, the penumbra or the outer shadow of the earth falls on the moon. You may notice some dark shadows on the surface of the moon, but that’s all.