Full Moon and New Moon for November 2021

New Moon - Nov 2021New Moon
November 4 - 21:15 UTCnextDate
First Quarter - Nov 2021First Quarter
November 11 - 12:46 UTCnextDate
Full Moon - Nov 2021Full Moon
November 19 - 08:58 UTCnextDate
Last Quarter - Nov 2021Last Quarter
November 27 - 12:28 UTCnextDate
New Moon - Nov 2021
New Moon
November 4
21:15 UTC
First Quarter - Nov 2021
First Quarter
November 11
12:46 UTC
Full Moon - Nov 2021
Full Moon
November 19
08:58 UTC
Last Quarter - Nov 2021
Last Quarter
November 27
12:28 UTC

November 2021 Moon Details

The Full Moon for this month will occur on Friday, November 19th. The New Moon is earlier in the month on Thursday, November 4th.

November Full Moon

About November's Full Moon

With the changing of the seasons, November’s full moon marks the beginning of the end. In many different cultures, November’s full moon is intimately connected with death and loss, on both a literal and symbolic level. The Celts, for instance, called it the Reed Moon, comparing the mournful music made by wind instruments to the ghoulish sounds of spirits being drawn into the underworld. And not without good reason - the Full Mourning Moon marks a dangerous time of the year where people could easily slip into the underworld with a single misstep.

We may enjoy the luxury of winter coats and central heating now, but freezing to death during the long, dark winters used to be a very real threat to early inhabitants of Northern America. In order to survive, making warm winter clothing out of beaver fur was crucial for American colonists and Native American tribes. This is why November’s full moon is also known as the Beaver Moon. During this month, beavers are very active, working hard on dam construction, and so this was a good time to start harvesting their fur.

Missing the timing for this would mean death for these early Northern American communities, as the rivers would freeze over, making it impossible to set out traps. Many Native American tribes, including the Cree, Arapaho, and Abenaki tribes, called November’s full moon the “Moon When Rivers Start to Freeze”. This name drives home the importance of November’s full moon as a signal for these Native American tribes to begin trapping beavers before it was too late, as well as to complete their preparations for the darkest depths of winter.

For the Pagans, on the other hand, the final stage of their winter preparations involve the very important process of “mourning” - which is why they call the last moon before the winter solstice the Mourning Moon. After a full year of accumulating possessions, both physically and otherwise, the Mourning Moon is the perfect time to let go of old, unnecessary things, while giving yourself permission to mourn their passing. Practicing Pagans may perform a moonlit ritual where they write down the things they want to rid themselves of, and ask their Goddess for help in removing unwanted burdens.

Pagan traditions aside, anyone can benefit from taking the time to self-reflect and to let go. Take advantage of the Full Mourning Moon this November to look back on your year and take stock of your desires, your ambitions, your mental and behavioral habits, and the people you spend your energy on. Clean your living and work spaces, and sort out the physical objects that are not contributing to your well-being. Take the time to fully mourn and let go of anything - or anyone - that does not bring you joy, so that you can begin to move forward, unfettered, towards a lighter and happier new year.

Local Date and Time for November 2021 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver

November 19, 2021
12:58am PST

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary

November 19, 2021
1:58am MST

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio

November 19, 2021
2:58am CST

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta

November 19, 2021
3:58am EST

London,
Manchester,
Dublin

November 19, 2021
8:58am GMT

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin

November 19, 2021
9:58am CET

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki

November 19, 2021
10:58am EET

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat

November 19, 2021
12:58pm +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi

November 19, 2021
2:28pm IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur

November 19, 2021
4:58pm +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing

November 19, 2021
4:58pm AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne

November 19, 2021
7:58pm AEDT