Learn about the Full Moon for November—plus, Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and more.
This year, the Full Moon rises on November 25, 2015, right in time for Thanksgiving!
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 2015
All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.
|Last Quarter: November 3, 7:24 A.M.|
|New Moon: November 11, 12:47 P.M.|
||First Quarter: November 19, 1:27 A.M.|
|Full Moon: November 25, 5:44 P.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 2015
Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon’s sign and phase in November.
- Aboveground crops: 15, 24
- Belowground crops: 5, 6
For Setting Eggs:
- 226, 27
- 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!
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