The Beaver Supermoon 2024: When to See the November Full Moon?

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When can you see the November Full Moon, and what does it have to do with beavers? We’ll unravel that in this article.


When is the Full Moon in November 2024?​​

The next Full Moon takes place on November 15, at 21:29 GMT (4:29 p.m. EST). At this point, our natural satellite will be in the constellation Aries. Don’t worry if you miss the exact timing – the Moon will appear full to the naked eye for a few days around the date. This year, you may also spot the bright cluster Pleiades shining near the November Full Moon – read more about the star cluster in our separate article.

Moon phases in November 2024

  • New Moon: November 1, 12:47 GMT (7:47 a.m. EST).
  • First Quarter Moon: November 10, 18:55 GMT (1:55 p.m. EST).
  • Full Moon: November 15, 21:29 GMT (4:29 p.m. EST).
  • Last Quarter Moon: November 23, 01:28 GMT (November 22, 8:28 p.m. EST).

You can discover the Moon's phase, location, and brightness on any date with ease – explore the lunar calendar feature in our free stargazing apps, Star Walk 2 and Sky Tonight. Also, check the Moon Phases section on our website.

When is the next New Moon 2024?

The next New Moon after the November Full Moon will be on December 1, at 06:21 GMT (1:21 a.m. EST). During this phase, the Moon won’t be visible in the sky.

Beaver Supermoon 2024

According to the Supermoon calendar by Fred Espenak, former NASA astrophysicist, the November Full Moon 2024 will be a Supermoon. This means that this Full Moon will occur near the perigee and will appear slightly larger and brighter in the sky than regular Full Moons. However, it is not included in the list of Supermoons by Richard Nolle, the astrologer who coined the term "Supermoon". In our article about Supermoons, we explained why the two calendars are not identical.

What is the Beaver Moon?

Beaver Moon is one of the traditional names for the November Full Moon. It came from Native American tribes, who used to give names to the Full Moons based on peculiar features of every particular month.

Why is it called the Beaver Moon?

November is when beavers prepare for the cold: they build dams and stock up on food in their lodges. Maybe that’s why the Native Americans named the Full Moon in their honor, observing the activity of these industrious animals. The other possible reason is that during this month, the hunters traditionally set beaver traps to get the fur.

When is the next Beaver Moon: date and time

The next Beaver Moon occurs on November 15, 2024, at 21:29 GMT (4:29 p.m. EST). After that, we’ll have to wait until November 24, 2026 for the next Beaver Moon to come. In 2025, the Full Moon in November will be right next after the Harvest Moon, and therefore, according to tradition, will be called Hunter’s Moon. It will occur on November 5, at 13:19 GMT (8:19 a.m. EST).

Alternative November Full Moon names

The other November Full Moon names that came from Native American culture include Frost Moon and Freezing Moon – obviously because the weather is getting cold at this time of the year. In different parts of the world, you can find such names as:

  • Chinese: White Moon
  • Celtic: Dark Moon
  • Wiccan: Snow Moon
  • Cherokee: Trading Moon
  • Southern Hemisphere: Corn Moon, Milk Moon, Flower Moon, Hare Moon

When is the next Full Moon 2024: Cold Moon

The next Full Moon after the Beaver Moon will be the Cold Moon on December 15. This will be the last Full Moon of 2024. So, don’t miss it!

In this colorful infographic, we’ve discussed all the Full Moons in 2024. Find out how they’ve got their traditional names and what’s special about them.

Full Moons in 2024
When is the next Full Moon in 2024? When is the Super Blue Moon this year? Check our Full Moon calendar for all dates, times, names, Supermoons, and more for the year.
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November Full Moon 2024: Conclusion

This month’s Full Moon occurs on November 15. It’s traditionally called the Beaver Moon, for beavers begin to hide in their lodges around this time. It will also be a Supermoon, so the Moon will appear bigger and brighter than usual. The Full Moon is a nice and easy target to observe, so it's an ideal starting point for anyone new to stargazing. To enhance your experience, arm yourself with a stargazing app like Star Walk 2 and Sky Tonight and explore the night sky adorned with our shining natural satellite!