The Full Moon on November 14, 2016, will appear as the largest and brightest Moon in the sky since 1948!
Watch the Super Supermoon Show
Click below to watch the Supermoon Observatory Show for free. This show was filmed LIVE by Slooh on Sunday night, November 13, the closest night time viewing (as the Full Moon is technically full on early Monday morning, the 14th).
Almanac and Slooh astronomer Bob Berman, will help us understand why the Moon hasn’t appeared this large in such a long time. Almanac editor Janice Stillman will also discuss the folklore associated with the November Moon which we call the “Full Beaver Moon.”
This show is a partnership with between The Old Farmer’s Almanac editors and Slooh.com.
Why is the November 2016 Moon the most interesting of the year—and perhaps the decade and even the century?
- First, it’s a “Perigee” Moon—when the Moon reaches the point in its orbit that is nearest to Earth.
- Even better, this Moon will be nearer to Earth than it’s been in 70 years. While the Moon won’t technically be getting any bigger, it will appear up to 14% larger than when it is at its furthest point.
- Further, the full Moon of November 14 is not only the closest full Moon of 2016 but also the closest full Moon in the 21st century and it won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034. Besides appearing large and bright in the sky, this extra-close Perigee Moon (or, Supermoon) will also have a more dramatic effect on the tides.
November Full Beaver Moon
November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes because this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. It was also called the Full Frost Moon by Native Americans.
See all Full Moon names and their meanings.
Moon Phases for November 2016
All dates and times are EST. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.
|New Moon: October 30, 1:38 P.M.|
||First Quarter: November 7, 2:51 P.M.|
|Full Moon: November 14, 8:52 A.M.|
|Last Quarter: November 21, 3:33 A.M.|
|New Moon: November 29, 7:18 A.M.|
For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.
Full Beaver 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 November’s Full Beaver Moon. Click below to watch the video.
Best Days in November 2016
Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon’s sign and phase in November.
- Aboveground crops: 4, 5
- Belowground crops: 13, 22, 23
For Setting Eggs:
- 15, 16
- 1-14, 29, 30
- Did you know: 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!
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