Amazing photos of the Buck supermoon of 2022 from around the world

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The largest full moon of 2022 put on quite a show for moongazers all over the world Wednesday (July 13).

Known as the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon or Hay Moon, the July full moon appeared big and bright between the constellations of Sagittarius and Capricornus. July’s full moon gets its name from the antlers of male deer, or bucks, which experience their most rapid phase of annual growth during the summer months.

This year’s Buck Moon is designated as a supermoon because it occurs while Earth’s satellite approaches its closest point to Earth (perigee) throughout its slightly elliptical orbit around the planet. 

July’s full moon was the third in a series of four back-to-back supermoons this year, spanning from May to August. 

For moongazers around the world, the Buck Moon was an impressive sight, enabling photographers to capture stunning images as the moon made its appearance above natural landscapes and bustling cities alike.

In this image, the Buck Moon can be seen seen above a buck grazing outside the village of Taarbaek, Denmark, some 9 miles (15 kilometers) north of Copenhagen, on July 14, 2022. 

Amateur astronomers planning on photographing the moon can check out our guides on the best cameras for astrophotography and best lenses for astrophotography to get some pointers. Make sure to also brush up on our guide on how to photograph the moon with a camera to get the best pictures you can during your next moongazing session.


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