Beaver Moon beam 14% larger and 30 % brighter in night sky

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Beaver Moon beam 14% larger and 30 % brighter in night sky

By Jagjeet Kaur

November 05, 2017

Beaver Moon beam which was appeared around 14% larger in diameter and 30% brighter than a usual Full Moon as the Moon comes closer to Earth than its average distance last night at 10:52 PM.In the Northern Hemisphere, November’s Full Moon is called ‘Beaver Moon’ after beavers who build their winter dams at this time of year. It sees the moon orbit closer, at 226,182 miles compared with its average of 238,900. The Met Office forecast clear skies. The second ‘supermoon’ of the year will be visible today evening.The ‘Beaver Moon’ will appear around 14 per cent larger in diameter and 30 per cent brighter than usual, above the moon seen over Ely, Cambridgeshire, a majestic view on a hill near the village of Ebnat-Kappel in Switzerland tonight. In the Northern Hemisphere, November’s full moon occurs at the time of year when hunters used to set traps before waters froze over to ensure a supply of warm furs for winter – hence the name Beaver Moon.