July's Full Moon Has An Interesting Name — And History
The moon gets this name because bucks sprout their antlers this time of year.By Lindsey Pulse | July 19, 2016
June brought us the rare sight of the "strawberry moon" during the summer solstice, and now July is bringing us ... the "buck moon"?
July's full moon is nicknamed after the woodland creature because Native Americans used the animal's growth patterns to track the seasons.
According to the "Old Farmer's Almanac," tribes noticed bucks would sprout new antlers around this time of year and named the moon after the trend.