When is the next full moon? Time and date of July's full moon, and what is a Buck Moon?

July’s full moon is just around the corner - here's how to make the most of the year’s biggest supermoon and where this month’s moon got its unique name.

Cultures around the world place great weight on full moons, with these times of the months thought to be markers of when to be receptive and accepting of what’s going on in your subconscious. Native Americans also named the full moons from different months according to natural phenomenons that are common at that time of the year.

Every month, we see a full moon in the skies as the cycles of the moon reach their peak. In July, here’s when you can expect to see the full moon – and some tips on how to see it and the rest of the night sky at its best.

When is the next full moon?

July’s full moon will fall on July 13th. Not only will the moon be at its biggest and brightest at any time in the month, but it will also be the biggest supermoon of the year. This is because the moon is at its closest point to the Earth than at any other time of the year, making it appear bigger and brighter than any other time of the year.

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How best to see the July full moon 2022

With the sun setting at 9.51pm on July 13th, the moon will be at its peak roughly 30 minutes after that.

June saw a 'Strawberry' supermoon, rising here over Los Angeles. Photo: Frederic J. BROWN / AFP.

Your best bet to see the full moon at its best would be to climb up to a high outdoors vantage point. The higher up you go, the more likely you will be able to break through