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Great viewing conditions for full Buck Moon tonight

Clear skies tonight will give a great view of the full moon. This is also sometimes called the Raspberry Moon.

MAINE, USA — The full Buck Moon will be visible Friday night across Maine and New Hampshire. This full moon is also sometimes called the Raspberry Moon.

This is a nice treat, considering how cloudy things have been this month. According to statistics based off of weather observations, 64% of the nights so far this July have been overcast at midnight in Portland.

For reference, this number is typically around 35%. That's a pretty significant increase, and is just another way to show how unsettled this month has been.

It's worth mentioning that July, August, and September are typically the months with the clearest night skies in Maine.

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High pressure overhead tonight will keep skies clear. Cloud cover and fog both look minimal.

That also means it will be a great night to sleep with the windows open! Low temperatures will settle in the 50s. 

If you snap any shots of the moon, make sure to send it in through the "Near Me" section of our app. We love to share your photos on air!

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The Buck Moon is the full moon that happens in July. It gets its name from male deer, or bucks, as they grow back their antlers this time of year.

Bucks shed their antlers each winter and grow a new set in the summer. As the bucks age and repeat this cycle, their antlers grow to be larger.

Enjoy this little treat tonight because the weather goes right back to being unsettled on Sunday.

More rain and storms are in the forecast beginning next week.

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