Learn about the Full Moon for November, 2016, plus Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and more.
The Full Moon on November 14, 2016 will be an extraordinary sight! In fact, not only will it be a Supermoon (a.k.a., a “Perigee” Moon, when the Full Moon rises on the same day that the Moon orbits nearest Earth), but it will be nearer to Earth than it’s been since January 26, 1948!
This Supermoon will have a dramatic effect on the tides and, for many people, November’s Full Moon will be the largest and brightest Full Moon of a lifetime.
November Full Beaver Moon
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 Phases for November 2016
All dates and times are ET. 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
- November 18, 1966: US spacecraft Lunar Orbiter 2 begins transmitting photographs of the 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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