July full moon 2022: ‘Buck supermoon’ passes Saturn

The full moon of July, also called the “Buck Moon” or “Thunder Moon,” will occur July 13, at 2:37 pm Eastern Daylight Time (opens in new tab) (1837 GMT on July 13); The moon will also reach perigee, the closest point in its orbit to Earth, at 5:06 am that day, creating a “supermoon” — a full moon that appears slightly larger than normal.

It is the third of four supermoons in a row, according to NASA eclipse watcher Fred Espenak.

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