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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

November’s Full Beaver Moon

Learn about the inspiration behind November’s full moon name in this month’s installment of Farmers’ Almanac’s Full Moon Names.

6 comments

1 I really appreciate your article on the Beaver Full Moon. I find learning about the names so much fun! { 11.16.13 at 9:44 pm }

I really appreciate your article on the Beaver Full Moon. I find learning about the names so much fun!

2 Barb { 11.15.13 at 7:03 pm }

Very interesting. The moon is looking pretty good tonight.

3 Karen K { 11.15.13 at 6:23 pm }

thank you!

4 Mystic Mary { 11.15.13 at 6:17 pm }

thank you for all your research!
So nice to keep the wise stories of our elders alive!
Blessings!
http://www.marydusina.com <3

5 Vickie Allmand { 11.15.13 at 5:59 pm }

Thank you for such interesting stories. I am a retired public educator and love to continue to learn information we use in our lives everyday. Good job.

6 Theresa Connors Elliot { 11.13.13 at 10:31 am }

Thank you for this article on the origin of the Full Beaver Moon name. I always wondered why it was named this for November’s full moon. Happy Thanksgiving! Keep up the great job.

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