The moon is full. Because thunderstorms are common in July, this full moon is often called the Thunder moon. According to the Sioux Indians, this is the Moon When the Wild Cherries Are Ripe. To the Winnebago, it is the Corn-Ripening Moon, and to the Kiowas, it is the Moon of Deer Horns Dropping Off. To the Omaha Indians, however, this is the Moon When the Buffalo Bellow. This was also the Hungry Ghost moon of the Chinese, named for departed souls who had left no descendants, and who according to legend caused drought, famine, fire or other disasters. In medieval times this was the Hay Moon or the Mead Moon, named for the elixir from the meadows of Briton and Europe. Come see the full moon tonight, appearing above the planet Mars. The Treasure Coast Astronomical Society will provide free guided views through their telescopes, weather permitting. We start viewing at 8 pm, out at the Hallstrom Planetarium on Indian River State College’s Fort Pierce campus!