Full buck moon may look especially crimson this weekend due to wildfire smoke

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The weekend's full moon will provide a treat for any stargazer out there. The Bay Area skies will be at their clearest Friday night, according to ABC7 Meteorologist Mike Nicco.

A coordinated natural phenomenon dubbed a "buck" moon will appear overhead, earning the name because the antlers of male deer are in full-growth mode during this time of the year.

The moon may carry a red or orange hue in some parts of the United States because of the large wildfires being fought in California and Oregon.

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The "buck" moon will be visible through Sunday, but Friday promises to offer peak illumination.

The moon will start to rise in the east-southeastern sky over San Francisco at 8:42 p.m. on Friday, and 9:27 p.m. on Saturday.

You can check the time and direction of the moonrise in your town on the TimeAndDate.com website.

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