Despite the fact it’s still June, the next Full Moon is the Buck Moon, also known as the Thunder or Rose Moon. The Moon will reach its full stage tomorrow morning (Thursday, June 28) at 12:53 (EDT).
The Maine Farmer’s Almanac first published Indian names for the full Moons in the 1930s. According to the almanac, as the first Full Moon of summer, the Algonquin tribes in what is now the eastern U.S., called this the Buck Moon. Early Summer is when bucks normally begin growing new antlers. This moon is also called the Thunder Moon because of the frequent thunderstorms of early summer. Because the first Full Moon of summer usually falls in July, some use these names for the Full Moon in July, but it makes more sense that the American Indians associated their Moon names with the seasons rather than the European calendar.
Moonrise tomorrow night (Thursday, June 28), will be as follows:
Eastport, Maine - 8:39 p.m. Tuscaloosa, Alabama - 8:30 p.m. Grand Forks, North Dakota - 9:53 p.m. Yorba Linda, California - 8:38 p.m.
Sources: Gordon Johnston, NASA, June 26, 2018; Jesse Emspak, Space, June 29, 2017; and The Old Farmer's Almanac.