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Novembers Full Moon – The Full Beaver or Frost Moon

21 Nov 2018, 11:45 UTC
Novembers Full Moon – The Full Beaver or Frost Moon
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Novembers Full Moon – The Full Beaver or Frost Moon
Novembers Full Moon – Also known as the Full Beaver or Frost Moon in folklore, is the first Full Moon of winter. Most of the leaves have fallen, the air is crisp and the ground is damp and cold. Once full, the Full Moon will illuminate the early winters night time scene.

Why is it called a Beaver Moon or Frost Moon?
In native American folklore and old European traditions. November’s Full Moon is the Beaver Moon or Frost Moon.

This is due to the fact that at this time of year Beavers become active. Building their dams and preparing for winter. Being nocturnal animals, beavers do their construction projects at night in the light of the Full Moon – Hence the name given to it in folklore: A Beaver Moon.
It can also be referred to in some parts as a Frost Moon due to being the first Moon of winter. The Full Frost Moon heralds the start of cold nights and crisp frosty mornings.
Frost glistening in the moonlight is beautiful. If you can brave the cold, I thoroughly recommend standing outside during a Frost Moon. The light ...

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