Friday full the moon ‘buck’ might rise reddish on a lot of the United States

Friday full the moon ‘buck’ might rise reddish on a lot of the United States

An image from NASA of a “blood moon” that blushes. This is the result of an eclipse, but the full moon of July 2021 may look similar due to the smoke from wild fires in the atmosphere.


Large areas of the United States and Canada see foggy skies like smoke from western fires spreads in all of North America. The atmospheric haze has transformed the sunsets in red and gave the moon an orange or reddish appearance. This Friday full the moon could emphasize the unusual color of the moon.

Here in New Mexico on Wednesday night, I saw a hazy moon with a strong orange-yellow color and a red halo around. It might seem too more dramatic as it rises full this Friday in areas affected by smoke.

the July full the moon is sometimes called the “buck” moon, a name popularized by the Peasant Almanac. The name refers to the growth of the horns on deer in the northern hemisphere. According to NASA, other names from around the world include Thunder Moon, Hay Moon and Mead Moon.

As the dollar moon reaches its peak on Friday at 7:37 pm PT, NASA says will appear full from Thursday evening to Sunday morning. Red moons are familiar to onlookers of lunar eclipses, who they are treated for what is known as a “blood moon” when a total the eclipse transforms the moon in a rosy hue. But smoky skies are a different matter.

Smoke from fires can also affect appearance of the sun. NASA has explained what’s going on with this during another harsh season of fires, in 2017: “Smoke particles from fires allow the colors of the longest wavelength of sunlight like red and orange to switch while blocking the shorter wavelengths of yellow, blue and green. Those longer wavelengths give the sky a red or orange colored appearance. “The effect can become more pronounced at dusk and dawn.

Despite the spread of the smoke from the fires makes you think news, could create something memorable full views on the moon. just hold on in be careful what is causing those colors.

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