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Almost Super-Full Beaver Moon Will Shine Brighter Than Usual

Don’t miss a rare celestial treat tonight. With the time change at 2:00 a.m. and the fall back to standard time, we get an extra hour to enjoy, with hopefully minimal cloud cover, the massive, almost super-full beaver moon tonight.

Getty Images Supermoon
Getty Images Supermoon

It will appear larger in the sky, completely full and just a day shy of being a full supermoon. A supermoon must be full on the day it is at its perigee, or closest distance to the Earth, according to Space.com. This month, the moon reach its perigee on Friday, missing supermoon classification by just a day. Only December’s supermoon will be bigger.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the beaver moon is also known as the Frost moon or Hunter’s moon, and gets its name because it came at the time of year when the early colonists and the Algonquin tribes set their beaver traps before the swamps froze. This would ensure they had a good supply of warm winter furs.

Hope for no clouds and enjoy the show across the heavens tonight!

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