Get ready for tonight's Buck Moon!

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Get Ready for the Buck Moon!

Buck up and get ready for the Buck Moon.

If you're a fan of looking into the heavens, you may realize the moon looks a little different. Before you suggest it, no, the moon didn't get a haircut.

It's just the way a full moon looks like when it occurs in July. It's a great time to take a peek at the big ball of cheese in all its splendor.

In fact, this type of full moon even has a name: Buck Moon.

The Buck Moon isn't so special that it's the only moon to get its own name. According to the Farmer's Almanac, almost every full moon has a name.

January's full moon is called the Full Wolf Moon, which is an ode to those scary howling wolves.

Check out last month's Strawberry Moon:

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Last night's #strawberrymoon πŸ“πŸŒ https://t.co/yMT4mynqTQ https://t.co/v1POoTruwd
Delicious β€˜#StrawberryMoon' Photos: Rare Solstice Lunar Show Wows Stargazers https://t.co/7qseor2HEO https://t.co/OfgjDtArKN
Photos: See The Rare #StrawberryMoon Over NYC https://t.co/jBZPkJmNmP https://t.co/nWj10G13GH
Did you get a glimpse of the #StrawberryMoon πŸ“πŸŒ• last night? It got quite cloudy but these @BBCWthrWatchers did... https://t.co/mUArP7uN9a
Gorgeous full #StrawberryMoon aligns perfectly with the streets of #NewYorkCity πŸ“·: @maximusupinNYc v @GMA https://t.co/ljfQL4OrES
PHOTOS: Summer solstice brings rare #StrawberryMoon https://t.co/9sPE8YrdRc https://t.co/U4E9R8pIZf
Solstice #StrawberryMoon rising June 20, 2016 over Whaleback Lighthouse, New Hampshire. #FirstNightOfSummer https://t.co/6EFVlNKG1E
Stunning #strawberrymoon over One World Trade Center! (Photo: @milan2ny / Instagram) https://t.co/gZ9Vg3gRcm
For the first time in 67 years, Summer solstice & full moon at the same day. Once a lifetime #StrawberryMoon https://t.co/LWOowhHU3l
Next one won't be til 2062. Get out there, folks! #StrawberryMoon https://t.co/VqJXi6ius7
Strawberry Moon over Ely Cathedral, 20th June 2016 @Ely_Cathedral #StrawberryMoon @SpottedInEly @Your_Ely @visitely https://t.co/j15IRbVaYB
Loving the view of the moon tonight. #StrawberryMoon https://t.co/6PtgGBPldr
The gorgeous #strawberrymoon full moon rising over NY tonight #fullmoon #FullMoonSolstice https://t.co/OL1u5bXvNR
With the Nikon D810, @victorsuknovalenko shared this shot of last night's #strawberrymoon. Share your photos with #NikonNoFilter for a chance to be featured!
This year, for the first time since 1967, the summer solstice on June 20th coincided with a full moon know as a "strawberry moon". The phenomenon was visible in many countries in the northern hemisphere, this photo shows the end of the longest day as seen in Jacobsdorf, Germany. Credit: EPA/Patrick Pleul #StrawberryMoon #solstice #fullmoon #bird #Jacobsdorf #Germany #moon #nightsky
How amazing is this capture of the "strawberry moon" over St. Andrews State Park last night? What a beautiful welcome to summer! #strawberrymoon #moon #standrews #statepark #sand #dunes #beach #water #panamacity #panamacitybeach #florida #panhandle #baycounty #emeraldcoast #beauty #sky #panamacitytoyota #whererelationshipsareborn
This is what I loved. πŸ˜˜πŸŒ•β˜€οΈ #manhattanhenge #NewYork #strawberrymoon #Surreal #fullmoon
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The Full Snow is February's, and March's moon is called the Full Worm Moon. The latter name likely exists because it's usually around the time the ground begins to thaw and the worms come out to play.

April has the Pink Moon, May's is known as the Full Flower Moon, and June's is titled the Strawberry Moon.

The Sturgeon Moon comes after the Buck Moon in August, named because of the optimal fishing season.

September's big, bright moon is known as the Harvest Moon, which provides enough light for farmers to harvest even at night.

The Hunter's Moon makes an appearance in October, and is named after all those hunt-friendly, fat deer around.

November is the time of the Beaver Moon, and December's full moon is called the Full Night's Moon, because it's when the days are shortest.

Now, write all that down and be wary of the werewolf that may come out to play!

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