In 2018, the Full Moon for November rises Thanksgiving night! Here’s all you need to know about the Full Beaver Moon (and how it got that name!), Moon phases, and best days.
Moon Phases for November 2018
The full Moon crests on Friday, November 23 at 12:39 A.M. EST, which means that you will see the full Moon on Thursday night (November 22) in most time zones of North America. This also means that the full Moon occurs on Thanksgiving night!
Below are the Moon phase times (Eastern Time). Click here to see the Moon Phase dates and times for your location.
||New Moon: November 7, 11:02 A.M. EST|
|First Quarter: November 15, 9:54 A.M. EST|
|Full Moon: November 23, 12:39 A.M. EST|
|Last Quarter: November 26, 7:19 P.M. EST|
For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.
November Full Beaver Moon
November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by both the Algonquin tribes and colonial Americans. The Native Americans used the monthly Moons and nature’s signs as a sort of calendar to track the seasons.
Why this name? Back then, this was the month to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.
The November full Moon was also called the Full Frost Moon by other Native American tribes.
See all Full Moon names and their meanings.
Full Beaver Moon Video
An Almanac editor shares more facts and folklore about November’s Full Beaver Moon. Click below to watch the video.
Best Days in November 2018
Below are the best days for certain activities, based on the Moon’s sign and phase in November.
- Aboveground crops: 11, 12
- Belowground crops: 2, 3, 29, 30
For Setting Eggs:
- 22, 23, 24
- 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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