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Full Beaver Moon 11/28/12 6:46 a.m. PST

November 26, 2012
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Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, disc-like, shining object which has frequently and mysteriously appeared in our nighttime sky this year (country folk call it the moon).

Nov. 28, 6:46 a.m. PST — Full Beaver Moon.   Now it is time to set beaver traps before the swamps freeze to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.   Another interpretation suggests that the name Beaver Full Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now active in their preparation for winter.   This full moon is also called the Frosty Moon.   Since the moon arrives at apogee less than six hours later, this will also be the smallest full moon of 2012.   In terms of apparent size, it will appear 12 percent smaller than the full moon of May 5.   There is also a penumbral lunar eclipse with this full moon; observers in the western parts of the U.S. and Canada might notice the upper part of the moon appearing slightly darker as 92 percent of the moon’s diameter becomes immersed in the fainter penumbral shadow of Earth.

The next significant full moon will occur on Dec. 28, 2:21 a.m. PST.   Keep an eye on this spot for additional breaking news on this unprecedented event.

This information comes to you courtesy of:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45911225/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/how-s-full-moons-got-their-strange-names/#.T16CDHlIXUx
But that’s way too long to type in, and besides, you don’t need to go there because SMBAS has done the work for you!
[Chuck Almdale]

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