November Frosty Moon

November’s full moon is also known as Full Beaver Moon. This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, and 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. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon, and perhaps this is a more appropriate name since it’s freezing cold outside while taking pictures of the moon.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, AV, f/8, 1/640sec, ISO 200, Exposure Bias -0.7 step, focal length 200mm, closeup cropped, spot metering, tripod mounted

According to an astronomer Geoff Gaherty, “The Full Moon rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long. The rest of the month, the moon spends at least some time in the daytime sky.” Other names for this month’s moon include its Hindi name of Kartik Poornima and Sinhala (Buddhist) name Il Poya, according to Gaherty.

Tonight the moon will appear near the bright planet Jupiter, which is shining off to the moon’s right. Both objects can be found in the constellation Aries as they make their way across the night sky tonight. Source.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, AV, f/4, 1/200sec, ISO 200, Exposure Bias -5 step, focal length 188mm, closeup cropped, spot metering, flash, tripod

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, AV, f/4, 1/200sec, ISO 200, Exposure Bias -5 step, focal length 188mm, closeup cropped, spot metering, flash, tripod

6 thoughts on “November Frosty Moon

    • Hi seeharhed, it was my old telephoto lens. The moon was very bright and the shuttle speed real fast at 1/640 second for the first image, so I didn’t need any wireless shutter remote control. I could easily taken without my tripod and still get a clear shot. Same with the third image, and the second was a closeup cropped of the third image.

  1. Frosty? It was actually rather warm up here for the time of year. However, with the change to Standard time, the moon had already risen by the time I left for work. 😦 I’ll be on vacation for December so I am hoping to capture some moon shots like these. I really like the cropped version of the moon through the trees.

    • Hi Scott, it was up too high by the time I got home also. I have many trees in my backyard and was glad to see some details in the image. I don’t mind going out in the summer for full moon shot, but winter is too cold for me. I know I shouldn’t complain from where I live. 🙂

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