First of two July thunder moons visible tonight

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July is a lucky month with two full moons tonight and on July 31.

When the winds of hot summer days collide in July’s sultry afternoons, thunderclouds tower overhead and rain comes down to cool the Earth, hence the name thunder moon.

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According to the Farmer’s Almanac, July’s first moon is also called the buck moon, because this is the time of year when bucks begin to grow their antlers.

Right now, the moon is 99.5 percent full and could be seen beautifully last night in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, who are having a rendezvous this month with Regulus – the brightest star in the constellation Leo – playing a starring role.

Today is a good day to go fishing, the almanac says.