Next Full Moon: November 25, 2015 Full Moons After: November 2016 (dates based on EST)
Full Moon Names
Beaver Moon (Algonquian Name) Hunter's Moon (English Name) Other Names:
Kartik Poornima (Hindu Name) Il Poya (Sinhala/Buddhist Name) Positional Name: Mid Fall
Beavers are coming into their fullness in November. So much
so, that the Natives knew to set traps early in the month because the beaver
would be in her glory.
This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps
froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests
that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now
actively preparing for winter.