Hail and Welcome to the monthly almanac for November! Below are times and dates of moon phases, significant events for November, and some quick trivia about the name of this full moon, and how it got that name.
For local tidal times and sunrise and sunset, check out the weekly feature “Time and Tides”.
Moon Phases for November, 2010
New Moon – Nov. 6, 4:52 AM, UT
First Quarter – Nov. 13, 4:39 PM, UT
Full Moon – Nov. 21, 5:25 PM, UT
Last Quarter – Nov. 28, 8:36 PM, UT
November’s full moon has far fewer names than many of the other lunar months: the Full Beaver Moon, or the Full Frosty Moon. As you may have guessed, Full Frosty Moon is a moniker given because November is typically the first month to receive a winter’s frost. Full Beaver Moon refers to a North-Eastern Native American observation: in November, beavers are preparing for winter. According to FalmersAlmanac.com, before the swamps freeze in November is the best time to hunt beaver; an animal whose water-proof pelts were highly valuable to new-england natives.
Major calendar events for November:
Tuesday, November 2: Election Day – Get out there and vote!
Sunday, November 7 (2 AM): Daylight Savings Time ends. Fall Back 1 hour.
Thursday, November 11: Veterans Day
Thursday, November 25: Thanksgiving
Local Pagan events for November:
Sunday, November 7, 5PM: TOFD New Moon Group
Saturday, November 13, 12-4PM: EMPPA Pagan Movie Afternoon (potluck!)
Saturday, November 13, 2-4 PM: TOFD Red Tent
Saturday, November 20, 1-4 PM: TOFD Magickal Herbalism Class
Sunday, November 21, 4-5 PM FireSign UFO Interest Group
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