If you noticed the sun looking a bit more orange this week and the sky a little hazy you are not alone.

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The smoke being generated from the wildfires burning out west is the cause.  That means this smoke has traveled about 2,500 miles across America.  It’s not just giving the sky a weird look; the air quality is also being affected.

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The Los Angeles Times reported California wildfires in 2020 not only reached the East Coast but England as well.  Here’s what the forecast map looked like from the National Weather Service in September of 2020 from their Twitter page.

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Hopefully, the haze won’t hamper your view of what’s to come tonight.  The next full moon is on the 2021 calendar.  According to The Farmer’s Almanac, these evenings rising is called the Buck Moon.  You should start to see it about 10:37 PM ET.  Its name comes from the season when Bucks begin to grow their new antlers.

The Native American tribes would look at the moon for their guidance.  Each full moon helped them record the different seasons.  They gave each month’s full moon a name.

This moon rising is right on time.  July 20 is National Moon Day.  A celebration commemorating the first moon landing Apollo 11, July 20, 1969

Here is a list of the Full Moon Calendar for 2021, complete with their Native American name, and the time they appear.  You'll notice sometimes the moon rises during the day.

JANUARY 28, 2021

WOLF MOON - 2:16 PM

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FEBRUARY 27, 2021

SNOW MOON 3:17 AM

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MARCH 28, 2021

WORM MOON 2:48 PM

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APRIL 26, 2021

PINK MOON 11:32 PM

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MAY 26, 2021

FLOWER MOON 7:14 AM

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JUNE 24, 2021

STRAWBERRY MOON 2:40 PM

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JULY 23, 2021

BUCK MOON 10:37 PM

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AUGUST 22, 2021

STURGEON MOON 8:02 AM

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

HARVEST MOON 7:55 PM

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OCTOBER 20, 2021

BLOOD MOON/HUNTERS MOON 10:57 AM

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NOVEMBER, 19, 2021

FROST MOON/BEAVER MOON 3:57 AM

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DECEMBER 18, 2021

COLD MOON 11:35 PM

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