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The Full Beaver Moon: November's Moon Guide

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Here are highlights of the November 2014 Moon! The Almanac's monthly Moon guide keeps you informed about full Moon names, Moon phase dates, and Best Days by the Moon.

Full Moon Names

November's full Moon was called the Beaver Moon because it was the time to set traps, before the waters froze over. This Moon was also called the Full Frost Moon.

See all Full Moon names and their meanings.

Moon Phase Dates November 2014

All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.

Full Moon: November 6, 5:23 P.M.
Last Quarter: November 14, 10:15 A.M.
New Moon: November 22, 7:32 A.M.
First Quarter: November 29, 5:06 A.M.

For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.

Full Moon Video

Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Beaver Moon. Click below to watch video.


Best Days in November 2014

Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in November.

For Harvesting:

  • Aboveground crops: 24-26
  • Belowground crops: 15-17

For Setting Eggs:

  • 8, 9

For Fishing:

  • 1-6, 22-30

See Best Days for more activities.

Moon Facts

  • November 18, 1966 US spacecraft Lunar Orbiter 2 begins transmission of photographs of moon's surface, allowing analysis of possible landing sites for future lunar craft.
  • The spin-time of the Moon on its own axis is identical to the time it takes the Moon to revolve around Earth, which is why the Moon always keeps almost exactly the same face toward us.
  • How much would you weigh on the Moon? Just multiply your weight (it doesn't matter if it's in pounds or kilograms) by 0.165. You'd weigh about 80 percent less!

Share your thoughts about this month's Moon below!

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is it true that this beaver

By lizardstrait

is it true that this beaver moon helped cause many personal shipwrecks, particularly @ Cornwall? I do know it illuminated the construction of many a beaver dam, so large that even the beaver couldn't get part it. thank yew.

When is the best time to

By aeaston62

When is the best time to plant root veggies and above ground veggies?
For someone with balance issues, are raised beds a better alternative as opposed to ground beds?

Above-ground crops are

By Almanac Staff

Above-ground crops are planted during the light of the Moon (new to full); below-ground crops are planted during the dark of the Moon (from the day after it is full to the day before it is new again).  See our Planting by the Moon dates here:

Raised beds have less extreme up and down movements which seems as if it might be easier. We are not health professionals though . . . so we would advise you to consult someone with expertise in balance issues.

What do the stars on the moon

By Oskar Yetzirah

What do the stars on the moon mean?

The stars on the Moon phase

By Almanac Staff

The stars on the Moon phase illustrations at the top of this article are just part of the artist's design and do not represent a true Moon/star configuration.

The features that you see on

By ssor

The features that you see on the surface of the moon are from impacts of oblects from space.

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By na001

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