July’s full buck moon, the 1st of 4 supermoons this summer, rises tonight.

July’s full moon, known as the Buck Moon, rises today (July 3) as a supermoon.

A wonderful event for skywatchers, Super Moons Watch the lunar disk appear bigger and brighter in the night sky, but even more thrilling as the 2023 Buck Moon kicks off a season of four supermoons in a row. Supermoons can cause a 30% increase in the Moon’s brightness and a 14% increase in the lunar disk when viewed from Earth, but these differences are usually not noticeable to the unaided eye unless the Moon is in close focus at night.

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