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A ginormous full beaver moon is set to dazzle Metro Vancouver skies

That's a pretty Canadian-sounding moon. 🌝
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In November 2021, Metro Vancouver residents will have the chance to gaze at the full beaver moon in local skies. 

Sky-watchers, rejoice!

While there's a full moon every month, the celestial event always excites locals who enjoy bathing in its silvery, awe-inspiring light. 

This November, Metro Vancouver residents will have the chance to gaze at the full beaver moon in local skies. 

Why the full "beaver" Moon?

"This is the time of year when beavers begin to take shelter in their lodges, having laid up sufficient stores of food for the long winter ahead,” reports Farmer’s Almanac. "During the time of the fur trade in North America, it was also the season to trap beavers for their thick, winter-ready pelts."

While it is commonly known as the beaver moon, it was also called the full frost moon by other North American tribes.

The moon will be at its fullest in Vancouver on Nov. 19 at 12:57 a.m., according to timeanddate.com. However, the moon will appear nearly full throughout the night. 

Space enthusiasts will also have opportunities to go stargazing this fall in Metro Vancouver, too. 

Not only will people have a chance to view a meteor shower that is known for producing "fireballs," but there will also be a couple of active meteor showers occurring at the same time. 

Sky-watchers should opt to travel as far away from city lights as possible in order to avoid light pollution that will obscure the clarity of heavenly bodies. While this works best in more remote places, anywhere that has a higher elevation will also provide more ideal viewing conditions.