Sunday, November 1, 2009

Full Beaver Moon

Nov. 2, 2:14 p.m. EST -- Full Beaver Moon. Now it is time to set beaver traps before the swamps freeze to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Beaver Full Moon come from the fact that the beavers are now active in their preparation for winter. This is also called the Frosty Moon, and as this is also the next full moon after the Harvest Moon, it can also be referred to as the Hunters' Moon. With the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it is time to hunt. Since the fields have been reaped, hunters can ride over the stubble, and can more easily see the fox, also other animals, which have come out to glean and can be caught for a thanksgiving banquet after the harvest. - via
I didn't take this photo on November 2. I actually took it while we were walking around the neighborhood trick or treating last night. It's a Halloween-y almost full moon... which I think makes it extra cool. It was such a neat night -- nearly 70 degrees and humid! Strange weather for Halloween night. Shortly after we got home it clouded up and started pouring. Tonight the moon is shining so bright and clear that everything has a moonshadow. Spooktacular!

The one good thing about doing the full moon post in advance is that I can let you all know to keep an eye out for the Full Moon tomorrow night!

With it being November, I thought we'd only have one more full moon but we actually have two more... there are two full moons this December. We'll have another full moon on Dec. 2, and another will occur on December 31. This is called a Blue Moon... 'Once in a blue moon' ... only occurs every 2.72 years. How cool that it falls on New Years Eve.

1 comment:

essjay said...

I feel like this full moon has been around for a million days! It has had a cool affect in the afternoon, being opposite the sun - it looks 10 times bigger than normal. I was too lazy to get a picture this time.