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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beaver Moon

I recently learned that a full moon in November is also referred to as the "Beaver Moon". From the Farmers Almanac website, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. The Beaver Moon this year was a week ago today.

18 comments:

  1. It looks magical. Happy sky watching.

    Skywatch

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  2. What a beautiful capture of the moon.

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  3. Wow, excellent moon shot, well done! Hope you have a great weekend:)

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  4. Great shot of the Beaver Moon. I bet beavers really are working hard right now. :)

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  5. I have yet to be able to shoot a good picture of the full moon, no matter what time of year! Great and eerie shot!

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  6. beautiful capture of the moon ...

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  7. I love moon shots and I love your Beaver Moon. Have a good week from Don in the UK.

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  8. Beautiful moon capture! Great photo, happy skywatching!

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  9. What a special capture. Very well done.

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  10. An excellent moon shot. Very well done. It's magical.

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  11. It looks wonderful with the clouds floating across it.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  12. interesting story about the beaver moon mythology

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  13. So beautiful!

    My Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

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  14. WoW! Great capture :)

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  15. This shot is a beauty! The presence of grey-looking clouds brings up some theme to the photo!

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