Tonight's Supermoon

Published: Monday 14th Nov 2016

Written by: Ginny Kay

Don’t miss this evening's supermoon!

For the first time since 1948 the moon will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter in the sky. And a moon of this size will not appear in skies again until November 25 2034.

Tonight's moon is traditionally known as the Beaver Moon, following the Hunter’s Moon of October and the Harvest Moon of September. The full moons of September, October and November are all named for seasonal changes.

The Beaver Moon is so called because it marks the time of year when hunters would set beaver traps before the waters froze over to make sure that they had enough furs to see them through the winter.

It has also been referred to as the full Frost Moon, a name coined by Native Americans.

Exmoor National Park is Europe’s first Dark Sky Reserve and is the perfect place to stargaze. Why not browse through our cottages located nearby?

Ginny Kay



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