monthly moon

November Moon

November's full moon is most commonly known as the Beaver Moon. Early American Colonists and some American Indian tribes referred to Novembers full moon as the Beaver Moon because this was the last chance to set traps and collect furs for the winter ahead. It was also a time when the beavers were most active getting themselves ready for winter.

Other common names for this months moon are Frost Moon, Snow Moon and Hunter's Moon.


Moon Phase Explanation

New Moon

New Moon - The Moon's unilluminated side is facing the Earth.

waxing Crescent

Waxing Crescent - The Moon appears to be partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight.

first quarter

First Quarter - One-half of the Moon appears to be illuminated by direct sunlight.

Waxing Gibbous - The Moon appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight.

Full Moon - The Moon's illuminated side is facing the Earth.

Waning Gibbous - The Moon appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight.

Last Quarter - One-half of the Moon appears to be illuminated by direct sunlight.

Waning Crescent - The Moon appears to be partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight.


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