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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:

Liz said...

It looks magical. Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

Simply Delicious said...

What a beautiful capture of the moon.

Jane said...

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

EG Wow said...

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

JoJo said...

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!

namaki said...

beautiful capture of the moon ...

ascu75 aka Don said...

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

LauraX said...

beautiful ♥

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful moon capture! Great photo, happy skywatching!

DrillerAA09 said...

What a special capture. Very well done.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

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

Kay L. Davies said...

It looks wonderful with the clouds floating across it.

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

Kel said...

interesting story about the beaver moon mythology

chubskulit said...

So beautiful!

My Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

WildBlack said...

WoW! Great capture :)

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shot!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Gorgeous shot...

Firas said...

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

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