A FULL BEAVER (MOON) IS COMING THANKSGIVING NIGHT — SO DON’T FALL ASLEEP RIGHT AFTER DINNER

Beaver Moon

If you venture outside after lunch this Thanksgiving Day to grab some fresh air, look east. You may just see a magical moonrise as the Beaver makes a festive appearance.

Why is November’s full moon called the Beaver Moon?

Astronomers don’t give Full Moons names, but over the years they have acquired nicknames by various cultures. The term Beaver Moon comes from Native Americans and colonial settlers, with some sources claiming it’s because November was when traps were set, and others because beavers are at their most active before winter sets in. November’s has also been called Frosty Moon, Hunter’s Moon and Oak Moon. Space.com reports that the Ojibwe people called November’s full moon Little Spirit Moon, while the Tlingit people called it the Scraping Moon to mark the time when bears prepare their dens. Read more

Via: Travel & Leisure

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