November’s full steamy moon will shine brightly this weekend

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On November 7, 2022, a full Otter Moon shines brightly above L’Aquila, Italy. This year, the moon will reach the peak of its full phase on November 27.

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November’s full moon, known as the Beaver Moon, will shine brightly in the night sky starting Sunday, providing a dazzling sight to behold.

The moon will be at its fullest when it reaches the peak of its full phase at 4:16 a.m. ET on Monday. According to EarthSky.

“The Coming Full Moon (Beaver Moon) “It will look like a familiar full moon, although specific features will always be slightly different from one moon to the next,” Dr. Noah Petro, director of NASA’s Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Laboratory, said in an email.

Due to liberation – The slight movement of the moon can change the angle at which sky watchers see one side facing Earth – and full moons vary from month to month, he said.

Local weather permitting for people north or south of the equator to see the Beaver Moon, the celestial sphere appears full to the human eye about a day before and after its full phase, Pedro said.

For optimal moon viewing, Pedro recommends finding a spot with a clear view of the sky — away from trees, buildings and bright lights. While no equipment is needed to observe the moon, a pair of binoculars or binoculars can help enhance finer details, he said.

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“When people see the moon, I hope their first impression is that it’s the same moon that their grandfathers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and others saw,” Pedro said. “Humans have looked at the moon for millennia, and it looks the same throughout human history.”

Pedro also mentioned two current NASA space missions involving the Moon. of NASA Lunar Probe Orbiter, It orbits the moon for over 14 years, creating a 3D map of its surface. The Artemis II mission It aims to send four astronauts on a mission around the moon in late 2024 – the first attempt since 1972 to fly humans close to Earth’s closest neighbour.

The name Beaver Moon is believed to be a nod to the appearance of this full moon, when the toiling animal retires to its shelter in anticipation of winter. And while North America prospered from the fur trade 1500 to 1800November is also beaver trapping season due to the animal’s thick coat at this time of year. According to Old Farmer’s Almanac.

The November full moon is also known as the Tlingit digging moon because it is the time when animals prepare for winter. The Cree called this lunar event the Frost Moon, and the Anishinaabe referred to it as the Frost Moon because of the near cold winter temperatures according to the almanac.

Remaining Celestial Events for 2023

The final full moon of the year is the Cold Moon on December 26. According to Farmers Almanac.

When it comes to meteors, the Leonids are expected to burn in the night sky until the December 2nd shower. American Meteorological Society. If you’re interested in seeing more, two meteor showers will peak next month:

● Gemini: December 13-14

● Ursits: December 21-22

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