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Good morning…I haven’t written for a while. I was getting ready for Thanksgiving with our family on Saturday. We had a good day and enjoyed all the company. I don’t want to write this but this morning our outdoor thermometer registered at -3. That is cold. No wind so that helps. Suppose to warm up to the 40’s this week, so that will be nice. This is just to give us a tease as to what is coming. The waste oil furnace and outdoor hot water heat furnace are working well. Hope all of you are staying warm.
With this cold weather, the nights have been clear, so did you see the moon last night? Here is what it is called. Also, with the sun setting earlier we can see the moon earlier.
Watch for November's Full Beaver Moon! By Catherine Boeckmann
November’s full Beaver Moon reaches peak illumination on Monday, November 27, 2023.
When to See November’s Full Moon
The Beaver Moon reaches peak illumination in the morning of Monday, November 27, at 4:16 A.M. EST. It will be very close to full the night before, so plan to look for it starting on Sunday, November 26, just after sunset!
Why Is It Called the Beaver Moon?
For decades, the Almanac has referenced the monthly full Moons with names tied to early Native American, Colonial American, and European folklore. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred and through all of the Moon’s phases—not only the full Moon.
The Beaver Moon
Why the “Beaver” Moon? This is the time of year when beavers begin to take shelter in their lodges, having laid up sufficient food stores for the long winter ahead. During the fur trade in North America, it was also the season to trap beavers for their thick, winter-ready pelts.
Alternative November Moon Names
November’s Moon names highlight the actions of animals preparing for winter and the onset of the colder days ahead. Digging (or Scratching) Moon, a Tlingit name, evokes the image of animals foraging for fallen nuts and shoots of green foliage and bears digging their winter dens. The Dakota and Lakota term Deer Rutting Moon refers to the time when deer seek mates, and the Algonquin Whitefish Moon describes the spawning time for this fish.
About the seasonal change of November, this Moon has been called the Frost Moon by the Cree and Assiniboine peoples and the Freezing Moon by the Anishinaabe—for good reason, as winter is right around the corner!
Taken from https://www.almanac.com/full-moon-november
Till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky’s Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa email@example.com 641-794-3337 cell 641-903-9365