This Sunday November 13th, the November "supermoon" will come closer than any other time in the last 68 years. This won't happen again until November 25, 2034.
"Supermoon" is not a technical term, rather it is a name given by popculture to describe a full moon that occurs when it's at its closest point to Earth during the lunar orbit. But did you know that the November supermoon is also tagged as the "Beaver Moon?"
During the old days, beaver trappers of the Algonquin Native American tribes would set their bait right around the time when the November full moon is about to rise. Thus, the name "Beaver Moon" was born.
The Old Farmer's Almanac states: "November's full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes because this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs."
Aside from naming it the "Beaver Moon," native Americans also called in the "Frost Moon," the "White Moon," the "Milk Moon" and "the Flower Moon."Meanwhile, the November supermoon is the second in a series of three consecutive supermoons in 2016. The first one was seen in October, and the last will occur in December.
NOTE: This is not a FORB event but Sutter's Landing Park will be a great spot for moon gazing and conditions should also be very good on Monday the 14th. Don't miss it!