Tonight’s full moon, if you take all the American Indian names it’s known by and squish them into a metaphorical ball, is like a grass-covered deer running through a thunderstorm. Say hello to July 2011’s only full moon, the Full Thunder Moon, which in other circles goes by the names Full Buck Moon and Full Hay Moon.
The booming, behoofed moon will unveil its full nakedness tonight at 2:40 a.m. The National Weather Service is reporting that the weather will be as perfect as you could ask for, almost Septemberlike in fact, with low humidity and a thin to nonexistent cloud cover. So keep that pot of coffee boiling and don’t forget to wear your aluminum beanie-cap to prevent moon madness.
Curious about the various names for this moon, which is sandwiched between last month’s Full Strawberry Moon (aka the “Hot Moon”) and the upcoming Full Sturgeon Moon (aka the “Green Corn Moon”)?