A change of scenery this month, the Beaver Moon was taken in Ashville, North Carolina and I was surprised to read that it is also considered a blue moon. The November full moon counts as a “seasonal” blue moon because it’s the third of four full moons to fall in between the September equinox and the December solstice, to read more.
November is the Beaver Moon, 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 Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter.
This is also the time when Thai people celebrate Loy Krathong.
It’s also known as the full moon festival where hundreds of traditional sky lantern or khom Loy were released into the night sky.
As for me, visiting Ashville meant visiting Biltmore Estate Christmas lights, more to come.