Full Beaver Moon

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November 1, 2020
Full Beaver Moon - OFA

In November 2020, the full Moon is called the Beaver Moon. This Moon follows October’s Full Hunter’s Moon

Why Is It Called the Beaver Moon? 

This is the time of year when beavers begin to take shelter in their lodges, having laid up sufficient stores of food for the long winter ahead. During the time of the fur trade in North America, it was also the season to trap beavers for their thick, winter-ready pelts. 

The November full Moon has also been called the Freezing Moon or the Frost Moon, since the colder temperatures mean that frost begins to regularly appear on grass and trees in the early morning in some areas. 

When to See the Beaver Moon

This year, the full Beaver Moon will reach peak illumination on Monday, November 30, at 4:30 A.M. Eastern Time. On Sunday or Monday night at the end of November, look toward the sky to spot the full shining Moon!

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