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Why Is November’s Full Moon Called the Beaver Moon?

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November’s full Moon arrives on the 12th. Learn about the inspiration behind November’s full Moon name in this interesting Farmers’ Almanac video.

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1 Henry Jowers { 11.29.17 at 12:59 pm }

I have a small farm pond with Bream and Chanel Catfish and a few Bass. I feed fingerling feed every day but one clean up day. They eat two gallons in less than ten minutes, looks like piranas. This month nothing will eat of bite. I was told they would not bite untill after the next full moon. What happened?

2 wendiq { 11.14.16 at 2:11 pm }

I couldn’t sleep last night so got up early and decided to view the moon…..so glad I had insomnia! It was GORGEOUS!!!!

3 Happy November Full Moon | Sharon's blog { 01.19.16 at 12:36 pm }

[…] you call it a Beaver Moon, like the Farmers’ Almanac or a Frosty Moon, I hope you had a chance to view tonight’s full […]

4 Portia McCracken { 11.25.15 at 7:38 pm }

My first glimpse of tonight’s full moon (at 5:46 pm EST) elicited a gasp! Surely the name ought to be “Full Cheddar Moon;” I’ve never seen Luna so brilliantly hued as she was tonight.

5 Jayne { 11.25.15 at 4:10 pm }

Happy Thanksgiving with GRATITUDE for all the knowledge you provide others and me. “never let a day go by without learning something new.” At 73, I am as curious as ever. Thank you.

The moon was pretty last night. In Vinton, Virginia, I will be watching “when the moon comes over the mountain.” a lyric from PATTI PAGE song of the 1950s. There has been heavy “frost” here in southwest Virginia, so I can understand the name of the frost moon as well.

6 Patti { 11.25.15 at 8:49 am }

So glad I looked for information. Thank you

7 Ruth { 11.25.15 at 8:32 am }

Love the information you give. I always learn something new!

8 Mark C. Warns { 11.25.15 at 5:55 am }

Before I went to bed last night and thought I left the front light on. I guess God did.

9 Teresa Walsh { 11.24.15 at 6:58 pm }

Thanks for sharing this article. I enjoy your posts and Email very much.

10 Ann Reidenbach { 11.24.15 at 6:52 pm }

Have loved the almanac since i was a small child, and still do at 71.

11 Jill Devine { 09.08.15 at 1:26 am }

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12 kooter { 11.07.14 at 10:04 pm }

very nice, always learning new things

13 Charles Hehn { 11.06.14 at 6:16 am }

We up here in Ontario have always called the November full moon a “HUNTER’S MOON” because of that is also the time of the DEER HUNT. or shortly after,

14 Denise { 11.05.14 at 10:21 am }

I love love all your articles and your spot on weather predictions I am almost ready for the snow and cold. Thanks for all you do.

15 shirley sill { 11.05.14 at 10:07 am }

love the Farmer Almanac info !! our only daily info on our world !! thank you !

16 I really appreciate your article on the Beaver Full Moon. I find learning about the names so much fun! { 11.16.13 at 9:44 pm }

I really appreciate your article on the Beaver Full Moon. I find learning about the names so much fun!

17 Barb { 11.15.13 at 7:03 pm }

Very interesting. The moon is looking pretty good tonight.

18 Karen K { 11.15.13 at 6:23 pm }

thank you!

19 Mystic Mary { 11.15.13 at 6:17 pm }

thank you for all your research!
So nice to keep the wise stories of our elders alive!
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20 Vickie Allmand { 11.15.13 at 5:59 pm }

Thank you for such interesting stories. I am a retired public educator and love to continue to learn information we use in our lives everyday. Good job.

21 Theresa Connors Elliot { 11.13.13 at 10:31 am }

Thank you for this article on the origin of the Full Beaver Moon name. I always wondered why it was named this for November’s full moon. Happy Thanksgiving! Keep up the great job.

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