The moon will be completely full tomorrow night. July Full Moon is known as Thunder Moon or Buck Moon according to Native North American traditions. Buck Moon relates to bucks growing new antlers in July—an event I haven’t had the fortune to witness. Thunder Moon of course reflects the frequent rumblings and flashes of lightning at this time of year. Where I live (Ontario, Canada) threatening black clouds have been a common sight:
Other features of July are recognized in other full moon names: Rose Moon, Hot Moon (on average July is the hottest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere), and Hay Moon (hay is cut and harvested after dry summer days).
To conclude, a July poem:
rolls of hay, ice cream days,
dripping heat, childhood memories,
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