When is The Next Full Moon? Exactly When, Where And How To See July’s ‘Buck Supermoon’ Rise In The East From Where You Live

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Are you ready for summer 2022’s first full moon?

It will rise at the same time as any full Moon in northern hemisphere. there’s a good reason to stay up late to see our natural satellite in space appear on the eastern horizon. Not only will it be draped in gorgeous orange hues—as every rising Moon is when seen on the horizon—but the full “Buck Moon” also happens to be a “supermoon.”

Depending on the definition of supermoon, it could be either the third supermoon or the second. It will look the second-largest full Moon due to its 100% illumination by the Sun, less than 10 hours after being at the Earth’s closest point in its monthly orbit.

Here’s everything you need to know about the full “Buck Moon”—also called the “Thunder Moon”—including exactly when, where and how to see it at its biggest, brightest and best from where you are:

When is the ‘Buck Moon?’

The full “Buck Supermoon” will occur on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 18:38 Universal Time. It will appear for a few evenings each side to be full.

Why to watch the ‘Buck Moon’ rise

It is best to view the full moon as it rises. It is only possible to see the Moon rise at dusk on the night of a full Moon. Because it rises 50 minutes later each evening, it rises in the morning just before the full moon and at night after the full moon.

Not only does a rising full Moon look orange because you’re viewing it through a lot of atmosphere (as with a sunset), but it’s the only time of the month you get to see the disc in the context of its environment. This is important because your brain compares the Moon to trees, buildings, and mountains. Your brain then makes the full Moon appear larger than it is. This is called the “Moon illusion” and it only really happens when you view the full Moon on the horizon. You need to be precise about your timing.

Best time to see the ‘Buck Moon’

Here are the exact times to see July’s “Buck Moon” from a few key cities, but do check the exact times of Moonrise and sunset for your specific location. If you don’t see the full Moon peek above the horizon at precisely these times—low cloud and horizon-haze mean you’ll have to wait for a few minutes. What is certain is the the “Buck Moon” Will appear!

Just after sunset on Wednesday, June 13, 2022

Wednesday evening offers the best opportunity to see the full “Buck Moon” rise into a twilight sky:

  • New York’s sunset time is at 8:28 PM EDT, and the moonrise at 9:00 PM EDT. The moment of full Moon (at 1:39 PM EDT) is in New York.
  • Los Angeles sunset time is at 8 p.m. Pacific Time (PDT) and moonrise time is at 8 p.m. Pacific Time (PDT). The moment of the full Moon is at 10 :39 AM PDT.
  • London sunsets are at 9 :14 p.m. British Standard Time (BST) and moonrises at 9 :47 p.m. BCST. The full Moon’s moment is at 6:39 P.M. BST.

Where to see the ‘Buck Moon’

Look east. Take a walk to an observatory that offers a clear, unobstructed view to the east horizon. The full Moon rises in the east at sunset (or thereabouts) and sets in west the next morning (or opposite a sunrise).

How to see the ‘Buck Moon’

The first full Moon of the northern hemisphere’s summer season, the “Buck Moon” will rise in the east just after sunset, shine brightly all night and then set in the west close to sunrise.

You don’t need any special equipment to see a full Moon—your own unaided eyes are perfect. If you have binoculars, then take them with you for stunning close-ups.

We wish you bright skies and wide-eyed visions.

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