Super close to a supermoon

11 11 2016

Moon rises over Temple Butte and Spring Creek Basin.

On Monday, November’s “beaver moon” – also a supermoon – will rise. The moon will be closer than any other lately (70 years, it says below) … and it won’t be this close to Earth again until 2034.

Here’s more information – “Why November’s Super-Close Supermoon is a Full Beaver Moon” (isn’t that an awesome headline?):

“November’s supermoon — the name given to a full moon that occurs when the satellite is at its closest point to Earth during the lunar orbit — will be the biggest supermoon in about 70 years.

“Algonquin Native American tribes as well as American colonists called the November full moon the Beaver Moon because ‘this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs,’ according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

“An alternative name for November’s full moon is the Frost Moon, which was also coined by Native Americans, according to the Almanac. [Supermoon November 2016: When, Where & How to See It]”

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Deep gratitude to active-duty service members and veterans of America’s military. We cannot repay our debt to your service and sacrifice, and that of your families as you spend time away from them to ensure the protection of ours – of all of us.

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2 responses

11 11 2016
Sue Story

Cool TJ! Great pic and interesting narrative. “Frost moon” indeed. Noticed this in many years of gardening – full moon when it’s been cold means frost at night. And yes, thank you to all veterans (including my Dad, WWII, and my Hubby, Viet Nam War) for all of their profound sacrifices.

12 11 2016
Pat

Nice picture of nature!

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