Beaver Moon (1)

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the November moon was called the Beaver. 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 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.

I set two cameras out this evening.

I put a coffee can camera on a piling along Roanoke Sound, pointed SSE toward the Baum bridge, angled only slightly up. I wanted to aim it higher, but didn’t work that out. The next morning (November 16), I headed out to retrieve this camera around 5:45, armed with a flashlight and an audio recorder to record any birds I might hear. When I arrived at the sound, a flock of geese flapped their wings and rose up from the water and took flight. They were a distance off shore, but the sound was clear, breaking the otherwise quiet morning. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my recorder ready and missed this one. I closed this camera around 6:00 am. Sunrise was at 6:40.

I also put a matte board wide angle camera behind a papyrus plant in the front of the house, facing west. I also closed this camera on the morning of the 16th, around 6:15.

Tuesday  15 November 2005      Eastern Standard Time
SUN
Begin civil twilight       6:12 a.m.
Sunrise                    6:39 a.m.
Sun transit               11:47 a.m.
Sunset                     4:55 p.m.
End civil twilight         5:22 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise                   3:58 p.m. on preceding day
Moonset                    6:13 a.m.
Moonrise                   4:32 p.m.
Moon transit              11:52 p.m.
Moonset                    7:22 a.m. on following day

Wednesday 16 November 2005      Eastern Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight       6:13 a.m.
Sunrise                    6:40 a.m.
Sun transit               11:48 a.m.
Sunset                     4:55 p.m.
End civil twilight         5:22 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise                   4:32 p.m. on preceding day
Moon transit              11:52 p.m. on preceding day
Moonset                    7:22 a.m.
Moonrise                   5:10 p.m.
Moonset                    8:29 a.m. on following day

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