November's Full Beaver Moon will be on brilliant display in the night sky on Saturday night, so be sure to look outside.
The Full Beaver Moon of November is upon us, and you’re going to get quite a treat in the night sky Saturday night. The moon will shine extremely bright on Saturday as the moon nears perigee, which is the closest distance to Earth that happens each month.
The moon has looked full since Thursday, but it actually peaked in the wee hours of Saturday morning. It will still be quite brilliant Saturday night. Officially, it reached its peak at 1:22 a.m. eastern standard time.
It’s almost a supermoon, but not quite. The moon actually appears a little higher in the sky at this time of year than in the summer, approaching 60 degrees above the southern horizon, which is high enough that it’s over most buildings even in cities with a lot of skyscrapers.