(That title ought to drive up the Google hits.)

Teh Capital Weather Gang notes that tonight’s full moon will be the smallest of the year, the moon herself being at apogee.  The CWG also notes that this is the “beaver full moon”.  I’ve never heard of the beaver full moon.  (Note to all you Google-surfers:  stop giggling.)

Anyhoo, according to the post:

The U.S. Naval Observatory’s Geoff Chester offers the reasoning behind the name: “[The] name comes from Native American skylore reminding trappers to set their final traps for the season before the beaver ponds freeze up for the winter,” Chester writes.

Chester notes this moon is sometimes also referred to as the “Frosty Moon.”

Well, okay.  I know that every full moon has all kinds of different names, so why not add this one to the collection.  However, I am startled to realize that I seem to have missed both the harvest moon and the hunter’s moon, my two favorite in the bunch.

Where in Heaven’s name did fall get to so fast?

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