Heads Up – Here Comes The Biggest Supermoon of 2022!

Wes Candela

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I’m back at it again with my sky-gazing shenanigans and I could just NOT leave y’all out! If you’re like most people, you probably ~feel some kinda way~ about the moon, right? Honestly, how could we not? She’s big, beautiful, celestial, powerful, rules the tides, and draws our eyes to the sky almost every single night.

If you don’t feel that way, well, maybe now is the time that you start! Because Our Lady Of The Heavens Above, Ms. Marvelous Luna, is going to be showing up and showing off in this week’s summer skies!

That’s right, folks, we’ve got another SUPERMOON on the books for ya this week! The July full moon has been called a handful of things throughout the years — some call it the “Buck moon” because mid-July is the time of year when the young male deer, or “bucks”, start growing in their antlers. Others have called it the “Thunder moon,” my guess is that it’s because we get so many big thunderstorms at this time of year. Whatever you call it, whichever way you slice that big cheese in the sky… you don’t want to miss out on it!

So here are all the important details, friends:

The event lasts a few days, technically, but at its peak, the Buck Moon will be visible in the sky when it reaches its fullest point on Wednesday, July 13. 

Instinct might tell you to head outside late at night to see the beautiful sight, but you’re actually more likely to see her BEST just as she’s rising, which is usually (but not always) in the late afternoon, 90 minutes or so before the sun sets in your area.

Personally, I plan to make a whole night of it so that I don’t miss out on the glory of this celestial event. Maybe I’ll build a little campfire, take my whole happy hour and dinner outside so I don’t miss her for a moment! I can’t wait to see how big and bright she’ll look all throughout the week, but I definitely plan on snappin’ lots and lots of pics at the peak of this event.

Are you as excited as I am about this? What are your plans for observing this SUPER cool SUPER moon? Do you have any cool stories or pics from supermoons past? Let’s geek out together!