July 2019 is notable because it will have two new Moons: the first rose on July 2 and the second rises on July 31. In recent years, a second new Moon in a single calendar month has come to be called a “Black Moon,” though this is not an official astronomical term. Read more about the mysterious Black Moon!
July 16th is the Full Buck Moon. At this time, a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.
- On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step foot on the Moon. He also placed the U.S. flag there.