A special astronomical event is taking to the sky tonight and will be visible until Sunday morning. The buck moon will be visible after sundown on July 23, but will best light up the sky at 10:37 PM ET, according to NASA. For those in Newfoundland, Greenland, and further east, the moon will actually be the most visible on Saturday, July 24.
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Algonquin tribes of what is now the northeastern US named this particular full moon the “buck moon” in relation to the time when male deer, or buck, grow new antlers. It is also called the “thunder moon.”