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The next full moon of 2021 will occur on Friday in the U.S.

Called the buck moon and the thunder moon, Earth’s natural satellite will appear opposite the sun in Earth-based longitude at 10:37 p.m. ET, according to NASA.

KCPQ noted Wednesday that this full moon’s appearance could be altered due to the presence of wildfire smoke that has traveled east for thousands of miles in the jet stream. 

That smoke turned skies in the eastern U.S. a hazy gray and the sun a blood orange color. 

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