Skywatchers will be treated to the first 'Supermoon' of summer when the Buck Moon arrives this weekend.
Full 'Buck Moon' on Friday, July 11
[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] The full moon of June 2013, or the Supermoon 2013 is rising next to the Apteros (wingless) Nike temple, on the Acropolis of Athens, Greece.
[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] This is the full moon in June 2013 or the 2013 Supermoon, as it rises next to the Apteros (Wingless) Nike temple, on the Acropolis of Athens.
BOSTON - JUNE 23: The Supermoon seen from Castle Island, rising behind Long Island, in Boston, Mass., Sunday, June 23, 2013. The moon disappeared into the clouds as it rose. (Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: In this handout image provided by NASA, a supermoon rises behind the Washington Monument on June 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. This year the supermoon is up to 13.5% larger and 30% brighter than a typical full moon. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
A supermoon rises next to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, some 65 kilometers south of Athens, on June 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LAPD chopper flies in a foregraund of the Super Moon in Los Angeles, California on May 05, 2012. Tonight's moon is set to appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter from our perspective on Earth. The Supermoon lines up much closely with perigee -- the moon's closest point to Earth. The 2012 May full moon falls some six minutes after perigee, the moon's closest point to Earth for this month. At perigee, the moon lies only 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers ) away. Later this month, on May 19, the moon will swing out to apogee -- its farthest point for the month -- at 252,555 miles (406,448 kilometers) distant. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 19: The moon at perigree on March 19, 2011 at 18:37 hours. A perigree moon is a moon that is at its closest to earth (as contrasted to moon in apogee). The Supermoon is a full moon in perigree. The proximity of a supermoon to earth contributes to higher ocean tides and greater variation between high and low tide. It is also contended by some that a supermoon will effect crystal tides and therefore lead to a greater likelihood of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. (Photo by Jamie Cooper/SSPL/Getty Images)
Low-hanging clouds top the area over Lower Manhattan, including One World Trade Center, center, as a moon rises over New York City as seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Sunday, June 23, 2013. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal this weekend as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A supermoon sets near the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in New York. The larger than normal moon called the "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and is 13.5 percent larger than usual. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A full moon rises behind a statue of an eagle on top a flagpole at the Liberty Memorial World War I museum Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A statue atop the California Capitol is seen as the full moon peeks through the clouds over Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, June 23 2013. The so-called super moon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as it's orbit is at it's closest point to earth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
The moon rises between a tent, left, and a ride at State Fair Meadowlands, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal this weekend as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance early Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
FILE - In this June 23, 2013 file photo, a supermoon sets near the Statue of Liberty in New York. The Statue of Liberty, which has been closed to visitors since Superstorm Sandy, is scheduled to reopen for tours July Fourth, when Statue Cruises resumes departures for Liberty Island from Lower Manhattan. But for tourists who want a photo of the famous statue without visiting the island, there are many options, including a variety of vantage points around the Lower Manhattan waterfront. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
AP10ThingsToSee - A cotton candy vendor walks in front of the moon during the Los Angeles Angels' baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
A full moon rises behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington Saturday, June 22, 2013. The larger than normal moon called the "Supermoon" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
The moon in its waxing gibbous stage is seen behind a statue entitled "Enlightenment Giving Power" by John Gelert, which sits at the top of the dome of the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, N.J., Friday, June 21, 2013. The moon, which will reach its full stage on Sunday, is expected to be 13.5 percent closer to earth during a phenomenon known as supermoon. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A "supermoon" is seen behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
The full moon rises behind Kosovo's capital heating plant chimney on Saturday, May 5, 2012. On Saturday, the moon will be a "supermoon" or perigee moon as the moon is at it's closest approach to the earth. ( AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu )
The full moon rises behind statues of angels fixed at the St. Isaak's Cathedral in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, May 5, 2012. Saturday's event is a "supermoon," the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
The full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, south east of Athens, Greece, while tourists watch, on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Saturday's event is a "supermoon," the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
The moon rises in the Atlantic Ocean, Saturday, May 5, 2012 near Bal Harbour, Fla. Saturday's event is a "supermoon," the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The moon will come within about 221,802 miles (357,000 kilometers) from Earth. That's about 15,300 miles (24,600 kilometers) closer than average. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
The moon rises above Manchester's Trafford Centre shopping centre as clear skies will reveal what has been called a "super moon" , a phenomenon revealed as the moon reaches its closest point to the Earth for almost two decades, Manchester, England, Saturday, March 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Jon Super).
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It's called the Buck Moon because it occurs at about the same time as buck deer begin to grow new antlers, according to Space.com. It is also sometimes called the Thunder Moon, describing the weather conditions of the season, or the Hay Moon.
Time is of the essence with this event, because the moon won't be in the sky for long each night. The Republican Herald says the Buck Moon will peak in the southern sky at about 1 a.m. each night this weekend and will set less than 10 hours after it rises.
The last full moon occurred on Friday, June 13, and if you didn't have a chance to catch that creepy occasion, it's going to be a while before it happens again. According to Vox.com, the next Friday-the-13th full moon will be seen Aug. 13, 2049.