The Full Beaver Moon Is Coming This Saturday
It seems every full moon cycle had its own unique name. September is usually the Harvest Moon (though this year it was onOctober 5, cause the actual Harvest Moon is always the full moon that falls closest to the fall equinox).
Saturday, November 4 will be no exception as astronomers say the Beaver Moon will arrive to the night skies across planet Earth. The exact time of the full moon will be 1:23 a.m. Saturday morning.
Why the name? Well, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac, November was the time colonists and Algonquin Indian tribes would set traps for beavers as winter approached. Some other tribes referred to the November full moon as the Full Frost Moon.
So what's it all mean? Well, basically just a slightly brighter full moon.
This year's Beaver Moon will also be a little brighter than usual as the Moon will be closer to the Earth than normal. This does not quite make it a Supermoon however, as the moon's closest actual point to the Earth during its orbit (the perigee) takes place Friday.
Newsweek says that next Supermoon is just around the corner in December though. December 4th's full moon will also be known as the Full Cold Moon.