Have you looked up this week to see a bright red moon or sun? Wildfires in the western U.S. are impacting the sky's colors thousands of miles away. People from across the United States have flocked to social media this week to note the strange colors in both the daytime and nighttime skies, with the sun and moon turning a brilliant, blood red and skies grayed with haze. While the sky can appear different colors for a number of reasons, the current redness is caused by the ongoing Bootleg wildfire in Oregon.
Even when life starts to feel totally boring and mundane, there’s always a full moon just around the corner to shake things up. After all, the full moon is when the sun — ruler of your external self — forms an exact opposition with the moon — ruler of your internal self — shedding light on inner truths that you may have been previously unaware of. These full moons arrive just in time to remind you of something important and to catapult you toward change. If you happen to be one of the zodiac signs who will be affected by the July 2021 full moon the most — Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius — you have a lot coming your way.
If there were ever a "maverick" among the naked eye planets, that title would certainly go to Mars. Just nine months ago, Mars came to within 38.8 million miles (62.43 million kilometers) of Earth, the closest it had been to us since August 2003, and it will not be that close again until September 2035. Mars appeared three times brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in our sky and even rivaled Jupiter in brilliance. In fact, Mars ranked as the third brightest nighttime object behind the moon and Venus.
The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry, Mead, Honey, Rose, Flower, Hot, Hoe, or Planting Moon, Vat Purnima, Poson Poya, the LRO Moon, and a marginal Supermoon. The next full Moon will be on Thursday afternoon, June 24, 2021, appearing opposite the Sun in Earth-based longitude at 2:40 p.m. EDT. While this will be on Thursday for much of the Earth, from India Standard Time eastward to Line Islands Time, and the International Dateline, this will be on Friday morning. The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from early Wednesday morning through early Saturday morning.
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July 2021's Full Moon In Aquarius Brings One Headache After the Next — But It's All for the Greater Good
Every year, from approximately July 22 to August 22, Leo season stirs up cravings for drama, sets the stage for you to fulfill your most heartfelt, fiery desires, and makes it possible to pinpoint luxury-loving ways to share what's in your heart. This steamy time of year is generally a buoyant, confidence-boosting one, in which we've finally gotten into the groove of summertime and are well-prepared to let loose and get after what we want and need the most. But this year, the day after the sun moves into the fixed fire sign, a full moon in Aquarius offers up a tense reality check.
The moon in earth sign Capricorn opposes Mercury, the planet of the mind, at 3:53 AM, encouraging us to take a logical look at our emotions. The moon connects with dreamy Neptune at 8:32 AM, inspiring our imaginations. The moon meets power planet Pluto at 12:34 PM, stirring up deep, intense emotions. The moon enters cool air sign Aquarius at 8:12 PM, and the full moon in Aquarius arrives at 10:37 PM, revealing intriguing information and possibly finding us releasing old patterns.
The shorter summer evenings still offer a wide range of planetary events for casual and serious observers alike. Venus dominates the evening sky, while Mars lingers in twilight as well. The midnight sky brings Jupiter and Saturn into view as they approach their best appearance for the year. Binoculars can track down Uranus and Neptune, both of which lie near field stars. Mercury makes an appearance as dawn breaks; see if you can catch it before the Sun bakes the sky blue.
The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Tu B'Av, Guru Purnima, Asalha Puha (also known as Dharma Day or Esala Poya), and the start of Vassa. The next full Moon will be on Friday night, July 23, 2021, appearing opposite the Sun in Earth-based longitude at 10:37 p.m. EDT. While this will be on Friday for most of the Americas, from Newfoundland and Greenland eastward to the International Dateline this will be on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Many almanacs and commercial calendars are based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and will show this full Moon on Saturday. The Moon will appear full for about three days around the peak of the full Moon, from Thursday evening through Sunday morning.
Our long string of supermoons is coming to an end, but the night sky will still be lighting up this weekend as the full July “buck moon” arrives. And some experts say the moon might give off a reddish-orange glow if smoke from the western wildfires continues to drift across the sky.
It's possible this month has had you nursing a nearly month-long hangover from June's jam-packed astrology — especially because Mercury didn't even fully leave its shadow phase until July 7. Now, during the month's full moon in fixed air sign Aquarius, which occurs at 10:36 p.m. ET/7:36 p.m. PT on July 23, chances are you'll be doing a lot of emotional processing around all of what you've just been through — and it could have you feeling wired, tired, and irritable.
The Full Thunder Moon, which will peak at 10:37 p.m. ET Friday, July 23, will have an extra reddish or orange hue to it because of ash from wildfires raging in northern and western Canada. The same “fine particulate matter” in the air that led the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental...
The next full moon rises this weekend, and it may look red. When to see the full buck moon in July 2021, and the Perseid meteor shower in August.
Normally, if a full moon appears red it’s because there’s a lunar eclipse happening. But the next full moon — the July buck moon, rising Friday night — may have an unusual red or orange hue due not to the Earth’s shadow but because of high-atmosphere smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada.
LOS ANGELES - July’s full moon will peak this week and appear full for several days into the weekend — though it may have a reddish-orange glow due to rampant wildfires burning in the American West. The full moon this month is known as the "buck moon," and got its...
This month’s Full Moon comes with a little bonus. On July 23-24, the Full Buck Moon will illuminate the summer skies while commemorating buck deer growing out fresh new, velvety antlers. In a rare cosmic encounter, the Full Moon will swing past the planets Jupiter and Saturn in our view of the night sky.
If you felt like June was a complete blur that sent you catapulting into the future just as readily as it held you back from moving the ball forward, you're so not alone. The month was riddled with a Mercury retrograde in Gemini, a game-changing solar eclipse in the mercurial air sign, and other tense planetary meet-ups.