Full Moon for November 2016

Nearest Moon in 70 Years

Full Beaver Moon of November

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The Full Moon on November 14, 2016, will appear as the largest and brightest Moon in the sky since 1948! 

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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.

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    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.

    For Harvesting:

    • Aboveground crops: 4, 5
    • Belowground crops: 13, 22, 23

    For Setting Eggs:

      • 15, 16

      For Fishing:

      • 1-14, 29, 30

      See Best Days for more activities.

      Moon Facts

      • 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!

      Share your thoughts about this month’s Moon below!

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      Its very odd for me to ask if

      Its very odd for me to ask if it is a full moon however i just felt it. I know that may seem weird but i feel there is more too the moon than what meets the eye. So many things happen on full moons that goes unexplained. What is it NASA will not say? Somehow we are connected to the moons force.

      What does it mean when you

      What does it mean when you can still see the moon during daylight hours? Sometimes, even though it is broad daylight I can see the moon. What are the circumstances that make that possible?

      Good question. Though we can

      Good question. Though we can’t always see it, the Moon is up in the daytime as often as at night. It’s easiest to see right after the Full Moon in the morning. Or, look before a Full Moon in the afternoon.  You’re also more likely to see it within a week or so of the Full Moon.

      Why does the moon look red

      Why does the moon look red tonight 11\12\2016 I'm in Dunlap Tennessee??

      When the Moon looks red (or

      When the Moon looks red (or orange), this is due to the particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.  Often, the Moon is more reddish when it is close to the horizon; this is because the moonlight must travel through more of our atmosphere to get to your eyes when the Sun or Moon is on the horizon. The Moon will also look more red or orange when it is rising or setting because that’s also a time when the light has to travel through the most atmosphere to get to you. If you see an especially beautiful red or pink sunset, there are probably additional clouds enhancing the effect.

      What does it mean when your

      What does it mean when your birthday falls on a Super moon. Not the moon phase at the time of your birth, but when your birthday (this year, Nov. 14, 2016) lands on a Super moon?

      Full moon

      I find that the full moon the stars and space is also interesting. Tonight I took some pictures of the full moon I'll try to send one

      names of full moonsC

      Very neat to get to now the old ways of the moon

      picture of moon on video

      This picture is exactly like one that I took last year. Locating it & sending it to you.

      it is common knowledge that

      it is common knowledge that most births happen in or araound the change of the moon (Full moon or New Moon). Is there a reason why?

      Many people believe that

      Many people believe that there is a correlation between the full and/or new Moon phases and an increase in the number of births. Others think that this is a myth. Several scientific studies have not been able to prove the correlation. That said, we always welcome all perspectives and your thoughts on the matter.

      Ask any Nurse or Doctor that

      Ask any Nurse or Doctor that works in Labor and Delivery they will tell you, yes more babies are born during the new and full moons. :)

      Full Moon births

      The reason for full moon births is because 9 months earlier they were conceived. :)

      quick question OFA - when we

      quick question OFA - when we see half of the moon - we call it a quarter moon - I guess because we are seeing 25% of the whole thing. Following that logic - should a 'full' moon be a half moon - as we only see 50% of the whole? Please solve the debate with my son - as the descriptions appear inconsistent...

      Great question! According to

      Great question! According to the United States Naval Observatory, the First Quarter and Last Quarter Moon phases are named as such because of their position in the Moon's orbit. The First Quarter is 1/4 of the way through its orbit from starting position (New Moon), and the Third Quarter is 3/4 of the way along in its orbit.
      http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/do...
      The Full Moon is named instead for the percent of surface illuminated from our viewpoint (100 percent, full disc), and occurs when the Moon is 1/2 the way along in its orbit.
      New Moon--named so because in this case it is the start of the lunar cycle; we can see no surface illumination from our position on Earth.

      why is that i always get my

      why is that i always get my period two days before the full moon

      look up the jonas method or

      look up the jonas method or the moon's placement on the dte of your birthday.

      Because you are very healthy.

      Because you are very healthy. That is a good sign you are synched up with nature and your body. Always minimize any artificial lights at night, esp when sleeping and recognize you may be very naturally fertile..so take precautions to protect your lifestyle.

      Is it possible to predict

      Is it possible to predict when the moon is due south based (for inland areas) on the times for high tides correspondingly; since high and low tides for best fishing times are set by coastal times of high and low times only?

      I'm not sure I understand

      I'm not sure I understand your question, but if you are looking for how to find out when the Moon is due south, I believe that you need to find the Moon's azimuth when it is 180 degrees East of North. The following calculator will help you with that:
      http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/d...
      Just select "Moon" and put in your location, and it will give you the azimuth in intervals that you've selected for one day.  For example, for Boston, Massachusetts, on November 14, the Moon's azimuth at 5:34 am EST is 180.1 degrees East of North, which means it is about due South for that location.
      As to the relationship between the tides and when the Moon is due South, it is a general guideline that when the Moon is due South, there will be the time of high tide in coastal locations. Keep in mind that different coastal locations, due to the layout of the coast etc, may experience 1 or 2 high tides, and if 2, some places will have 1 very high tide and 1 not-as-high tide, while others have about equal high tides. So, the "high tide occurs when the Moon is due South" is a very general guideline. The Moon's position plays a large role, but so does Earth's topography etc.
      Hope this helps!
       

      Bevermoon

      I would like to know does it affect people's mental health

      is it true that this beaver

      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

      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

      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: http://www.almanac.com/plantin...
      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

      What do the stars on the moon mean?

      The features that you see on

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

      The stars on the Moon phase

      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.

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