Welcome to the November weather thread!
The Full Beaver Moon reaches peak fullness in the morning of Tuesday, November 12, at 8:34 A.M. EST. Look for it the night before or just after sunset on the 12th.
November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by a number of Native American groups and by colonial Americans. The Native Americans used the monthly Moons and nature’s signs as a sort of natural calendar to track the seasons.
Why this name? This is the month when the 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, it was also the season to trap beavers for their thick, winter-ready pelts.
The November full Moon was also called the Full Frost Moon by other Native American peoples.