Simply look up!
Keep your eyes on the sky during the month of July as you’ll get to see a Black Moon and a double meteor shower toward the end of this month!
The Black Moon
You’ll want to look to the sky on Wednesday evening, July 31.
The second new moon in a month is called a Black Moon.
The crazy thing is that when you look at the sky, you won’t see a thing!
That’s because a new moon is actually when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from the earth, or shortly thereafter when it appears as a slender crescent.
But it will be a PERFECT night for stargazing!
Check out more moon facts in the Almanac HERE.
Double meteor showers
There are two other astronomical events to look forward to as well!
Double meteor showers will happen July 29 and 30.
You’ll want to look to the south on these nights to see the peak of both the Southern Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricornids.
Between the two, you can expect to see about 25 meteors per hour.
The Thunder Moon and the Full Buck Moon
July had another special moon earlier this month that had two nicknames.
According to our Native American ancestors, the first full moon of July is called the Full Buck Moon because a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode by this time of the month. It’s also known as the Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are so frequent.
The moon looked much larger than usual as a result.