The Subsequent Full Moon is the Beaver, Frost, Frosty, or Snow Moon; Kartik Purnima; the Karthika Deepam, Karthikai Vilakkidu, or Thrikarthika Pageant Moon; the Loi Krathong Pageant Moon; the Bon Om Touk (“Boat Racing Pageant”) or Cambodian Water Pageant Moon; the Tazaungdaing Pageant Moon; and Sick (or Il) Poya.

The subsequent full Moon shall be Tuesday morning, November 8, 2022, showing reverse the Solar in Earth-based longitude at 6:02 AM EST.

As normal, the sporting of suitably celebratory celestial apparel is inspired in honor of the total Moon.

Whereas this shall be on Tuesday for many of the Earth, it is going to be late on Monday evening for the Worldwide Date Line West Time Zone and early Wednesday morning from the New Zealand Time Zone eastward to the Worldwide Date Line. The Moon shall be shut sufficient to reverse the Earth from the Solar that it’ll move by way of the Earth’s shadow in a complete lunar eclipse. The Moon will seem full for about 3 days across the eclipse, from Sunday night to Wednesday morning.

The Maine Farmers’ Almanac started publishing “Indian” names for full Moons within the Nineteen Thirties. Over time these names have develop into broadly recognized and used. In line with this almanac, as the total Moon in November that is the Beaver Moon, the Frost or Frosty Moon, or the Snow Moon. For the Beaver Moon, one interpretation is that mid-Fall was the time to set beaver traps earlier than the swamps freeze to make sure a provide of heat winter furs. One other interpretation means that the identify Beaver Moon got here from how lively the beavers are on this season as they put together for winter. The Frost, Frosty, or Snow Moon names come from the frosts and early snows that start this time of 12 months, notably in northeastern North America.

All through Southeast Asia quite a few associated festivals are celebrated round this full Moon. That is Kartik Purnima (the total Moon of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik) and is widely known by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs (every for various causes). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kartik_Purnima for extra data. Karthika Deepam, also referred to as Karthikai Vilakkidu or Thrikarthika, is a pageant noticed by Hindus of Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, and Kerala when the almost full Moon traces up with the Pleiades constellation (Krittika or Karttikai). This 12 months it is going to be on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Some areas rejoice multi-day festivals that embrace this full Moon.

In Thailand and close by nations this full Moon is the Loi Krathong pageant, which incorporates adorning baskets and floating them on a river, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loi_Krathong for extra data. In Cambodia this full Moon corresponds with the 3-day Bon Om Touk (“Boat Racing Pageant”) or the Cambodian Water Pageant that includes dragon boat races. In Myanmar that is the Tazaungdaing Pageant, a pageant that predates the introduction of Buddhism and consists of the launching of scorching air balloons (generally flaming or laden with fireworks). In Sri Lanka that is Sick (or Il) Poya, commemorating the Buddha’s ordination of sixty disciples as the primary Buddhist missionaries.

In lots of lunar and lunisolar calendars the months change with the brand new Moon and full Moons fall close to the center of the lunar months. This full Moon is close to the center of the tenth month of the Chinese language calendar; Marcheshvan within the Hebrew calendar, a reputation usually shortened to Cheshvan or Heshvan; and Rabiʽ al-Thani, also referred to as Rabiʽ al-Akhir, the fourth month of the Islamic calendar.

As normal, the sporting of suitably celebratory celestial apparel is inspired in honor of the total Moon.


The four main phases of the Moon are illustrated in a horizontal row, with the full moon on November 8, third quarter on November 16, new moon on November 23, and first quarter on November 30.

The phases of the Moon for November 2022. Credit score: NASA/JPL-Caltech

As for different celestial occasions between now and the total Moon after subsequent (with instances and angles primarily based on the situation of NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC):

As autumn continues the each day intervals of daylight proceed to shorten. On Tuesday, November 8 (the day of the total Moon), morning twilight will start at 5:43 AM EST, dawn shall be at 6:43 AM, photo voltaic midday shall be at 11:51:45 AM when the Solar will attain its most altitude of 34.44 levels, sundown shall be at 5:00 PM, and night twilight will finish at 6:00 PM.

Our 24 hour clock is predicated on the typical size of the photo voltaic day. Though the day of the winter solstice on December 21, 2022, is usually known as the “shortest day of the 12 months” (as a result of it has the shortest interval of daylight) the photo voltaic days close to the solstice are literally the longest days of the 12 months, longer that 24 hours. Due to this, the earliest sundown of the 12 months happens earlier than the solstice and the newest dawn of the 12 months (ignoring Daylight Financial savings Time) happens after the solstice. This 12 months, the earliest sundown of the 12 months will happen on Wednesday, December 7 (the day of the total Moon after subsequent). On this present day, morning twilight will start at 6:10 AM EST, dawn shall be at 7:13 AM, photo voltaic midday shall be at 11:59:36 PM when the Solar will attain its most altitude of 28.49 levels, sundown shall be at 4:45:50 PM, and night twilight will finish at 5:49 PM.

A number of meteor showers are anticipated to peak throughout this lunar cycle, however they don’t seem to be anticipated to provide many seen meteors and moonlight will intervene (particularly for these of us in city areas with mild air pollution). Per the Worldwide Meteor Group’s 2022 Meteor Bathe Calendar, there’s a likelihood that the Northern Taurid Bathe may produce rare however shiny fireballs in early November. As well as, some fashions predict an opportunity of upper meteor charges from the Leonid Bathe on November 18 or 19, however there’s a whole lot of uncertainty in these predictions. I would not plan a particular journey, however in case you occur to be out late at evening in early to mid November and the sky is obvious, lookup!

Night Sky Highlights

This ought to be a good time for planet watching within the evenings. Saturn was at its closest and brightest for the 12 months in August 2022, whereas Jupiter was at its closest and brightest in September. Each will seem to shift westward every night, making them increased within the sky, simpler to see, and friendlier for yard stargazing (particularly when you have younger ones with earlier bedtimes). Mars will be part of Jupiter and Saturn within the night sky later in November. With clear skies and a telescope it is best to be capable of see Jupiter’s 4 shiny moons, Ganymede, Callisto, Europa, and Io, noticeably shifting positions in the middle of a night. For Saturn, it is best to be capable of see Saturn’s rings in addition to Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. As well as, the planet Uranus, solely seen by way of a telescope, may be an fascinating object to search for. It will likely be at its closest and brightest on the morning of November 9.

On the night of Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (the day of the total Moon), as night twilight ends (at 6 PM EST), the rising Moon shall be 8 levels above the east-northeastern horizon. The intense planet Jupiter will seem 33 levels above the southeastern horizon. The planet Saturn will seem 34 levels above the southern horizon. The intense star showing closest to overhead shall be Deneb at 82 levels above the north-northwestern horizon. Deneb is about 2,600 mild years from Earth and is the nineteenth brightest star in our evening sky.

Because the lunar cycle progresses, Jupiter, Saturn, and the background of stars will seem to shift westward every night (because the Earth strikes across the Solar). Starting November 23, the intense planet Mars will start rising above the east-northeastern horizon earlier than night twilight ends, becoming a member of Jupiter and Saturn within the night sky. Mars will attain its closest and brightest for the 12 months on the evening of the total Moon after subsequent. In late November the planets Mercury and Mars might start to emerge from the glow of nightfall about half-hour after sundown, however they are going to be low on the west-southwestern horizon and tough to see. The waxing Moon will move close to the planet Saturn on November 28, the intense planet Jupiter on December 1, and the Pleiades begin cluster on December 6.

By the night of Wednesday, December 7 (the day of the total Moon after subsequent), as night twilight ends (at 5:49 PM EST), the rising Moon shall be 15 levels above the east-northeastern horizon. Mars will seem about 4 levels to the decrease left of the total Moon and shall be at its closest and brightest for the 12 months. Later within the night the Moon will shift very near Mars (for the Washington, DC space) and for areas farther north or west the Moon will truly block Mars from view. Jupiter will seem 46 levels above the south-southeastern horizon and Saturn will seem 32 levels above the south-southwestern horizon. Mercury and Venus will nonetheless be setting earlier than night twilight ends however could also be seen low on the west-southwestern horizon about half-hour after sundown. The intense star showing closest to overhead shall be Deneb at 66 levels above the west-northwestern horizon.

Morning Sky Highlights

For the Washington, DC space (and comparable longitudes) on the morning of Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (the day of the total Moon), as morning twilight begins (at 5:43 AM EST), the Moon will seem a uninteresting reddish brown about 11 levels above the west-northwestern horizon, as it is going to be within the shadow of the Earth in a complete lunar eclipse. The planet Mars will seem 48 levels above the western horizon. The intense star showing closest to overhead shall be Pollux at 74 levels above the southwestern horizon. Pollux is the brighter of the twins within the constellation Gemini and is about 34 light-years from us.

For the full lunar eclipse, the Moon will begin coming into the partial shadow of the Earth at 3:02 AM EST, however its slight darkening shall be exhausting to detect. At 4:09 AM the total shadow will start falling on the Moon. You may watch the curved shadow from the spherical Earth transfer throughout the Moon till the Moon is absolutely shadowed at 5:17 AM. For the Washington, DC space, morning twilight will start at 5:43 AM. The deepest level of the eclipse shall be at 5:59 AM. The Moon will start rising from the total shadow of the Earth at 6:42 AM. For the DC space dawn shall be at 6:43 AM and moonset at 6:50 AM. If you will discover a spot to face with the sunshine of the rising Solar in your again and a view of the Moon earlier than you, you may be casting your shadow on the Moon! From extra western time zones it is best to be capable of see extra of the Moon emerge from shadow earlier than moonset.

Because the lunar cycle progresses, the background of stars together with Mars will seem to shift westward every morning. The waning Moon will move close to the intense star Aldebaran on November 10, the intense planet Mars on November 11, the intense stars Pollux on November 13, Regulus on November 17, and Spica on November 21.

By the morning of Wednesday, December 7 (the day of the total Moon after subsequent), as morning twilight begins (at 6:10 AM EST), the total Moon will seem 5 levels above the west-northwestern horizon with the planet Mars close by at 14 levels above the horizon. The intense star showing closest to overhead shall be Regulus at 60 levels above the south-southwestern horizon. Regulus seems to us as one star (the twenty first brightest star in our sky), however is definitely two pairs of stars orbiting one another for a complete of 4 stars. Regulus is 79 light-years from us.

Detailed Day by day Information

Right here to your reference is a day-by-day itemizing of celestial occasions between now and the total Moon after subsequent. The instances and angles are primarily based on the situation of NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, so a few of these particulars might differ to your location. I take advantage of parentheses to point particular instances that may be totally different for you.

On Friday night into Saturday morning, November 4 to five, 2022, the intense planet Jupiter will seem close to the waxing gibbous Moon. Night twilight on Friday will finish (at 7:04 PM EDT) with Jupiter 3 levels above the Moon. The Moon will attain its highest within the sky for the evening somewhat over 3 hours later (at 10:23 PM) with Jupiter 4 levels to the higher proper of the Moon. Jupiter will set first on the western horizon lower than 6 hours afterward Saturday morning (at 4:08 AM), 6 levels to the decrease proper of the Moon.

Do not forget, Daylight Financial savings Time ends and Commonplace Time begins in a single day from Saturday into Sunday, November 5 to six, 2022. Early Sunday morning we “fall again” from 1:59 AM EDT to 1 AM EST, gaining an hour of sleep. You will have to reset any clocks that do not reset themselves!

As talked about above, the following full Moon shall be on Tuesday morning, November 8, 2022, at 6:02 AM EST (be aware the change from EDT to EST). The Moon shall be shut sufficient to reverse the Earth from the Solar that it’ll move by way of the Earth’s shadow, a complete lunar eclipse. The Moon will seem full for about 3 days across the eclipse, from Sunday night to Wednesday morning. For extra data on this whole eclipse of the Moon, see the morning highlights abstract earlier on this posting.

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the planet Mercury shall be passing on the far aspect of the Solar as seen from the Earth, known as superior conjunction. As a result of Mercury orbits within the orbit of Earth, it is going to be shifting from the morning sky to the night sky and can start rising from the glow of the nightfall on the western horizon in late November (relying upon viewing situations).

Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, November 8 to 9, 2022, the Pleiades star cluster will seem close to the total Moon. As night twilight ends on Tuesday (at 6 PM EST) the Moon shall be 8 levels above the east-northeastern horizon with the Pleiades 9 levels to the left. The Moon will attain its highest within the sky for the evening early Wednesday morning (at 12:27 AM) with the Pleiades 6 levels to the higher left. The Pleiades shall be to the higher proper of the Moon as morning twilight begins (at 5:44 AM).

Though you will want a telescope to see it, the planet Uranus will seem at its closest and brightest for the 12 months on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2022.

Wednesday evening, November 9, 2022, the waning gibbous Moon could have shifted previous the Pleiades star cluster. As night twilight on Wednesday ends (at 5:59 PM EST) the Moon shall be 2 levels above the east-northeastern horizon with the Pleiades about 6 levels above the Moon. The pair will separate because the night progresses.

On Thursday morning, November 10, 2022, the intense star Aldebaran will seem 8 levels to the decrease left of the waning gibbous Moon as morning twilight begins (at 5:45 AM EST).

On Thursday evening into Friday morning, November 10 to 11, 2022, the intense planet Mars will seem close to the waning gibbous Moon. Mars will rise above the east-northeastern horizon (at 6:55 PM EST) showing to the decrease left of the Moon. By the point the Moon reaches its highest within the sky for the evening on Friday morning (at 2:08 AM) Mars will seem about 5 levels to the decrease left of the Moon. Mars will seem about 3 levels to the higher left of the Moon as morning twilight begins (at 5:46 AM).

By Friday evening, November 11, 2022, the waning gibbous Moon could have shifted previous the intense planet Mars. When the Moon rises above the northeastern horizon (at 7:05 PM EST) Mars will seem about 7 levels to the higher proper of the Moon. The pair will separate because the night progresses.

On Sunday night into Monday morning, November 13 to 14, 2022, the intense star Pollux will seem above the waning gibbous Moon. Pollux shall be about 4 levels above the Moon at moonrise on the northeastern horizon (at 8:53 PM EST). The Moon will attain its highest within the sky for the evening Monday morning (at 4:41 AM) with Pollux about 6 levels to the higher proper. Morning twilight will start about an hour later (at 5:49 AM).

Early Monday morning, November 14, 2022, at 1:41 AM EST, the Moon shall be at apogee, its farthest from the Earth for this orbit.

Wednesday morning, November 16, 2022, the waning Moon will seem half-full because it reaches its final quarter at 8:27 AM EST.

Thursday morning, November 17, 2022, the intense star Regulus will seem to the higher proper of the waning crescent Moon. The Moon will rise above the east-northeastern horizon round midnight (Wednesday evening at 11:55 PM EST) with Regulus about 6 levels from the Moon. Morning twilight will start about 6 hours later (Thursday morning at 5:52 AM) with Regulus about 7 levels from the Moon.

The Leonid Meteor bathe, attributable to particles from the comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, is anticipated to peak on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Underneath ideally suited situations this meteor bathe is anticipated to provide 10 to fifteen meteors per hour, however this 12 months moonlight will make these meteors tough to see. Nonetheless, some mannequin calculations point out that the Earth may move by way of a stream of particles that this comet gave off in 1733. If this occurs, this may produce a bigger meteor bathe on Saturday, November 19. The percentages are low, but when your out and the sky is obvious, lookup!

Monday morning, November 21, 2022, the intense star Spica will seem about 5 levels to the higher proper of the skinny, waning crescent Moon. The Moon will rise above the japanese horizon (at 4:11 AM EST) about 1 hour 45 minutes earlier than morning twilight begins (at 5:56 AM).

Wednesday night, November 23, 2022, would be the first night that Mars will seem above the east-northeastern horizon as night twilight ends (at 5:51 PM EST). Additionally on Wednesday night at 5:57 PM EST would be the new Moon, when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Solar and won’t be seen from the Earth.

The day of or the day after the New Moon marks the beginning of the brand new month in some lunisolar calendars. The eleventh month of the Chinese language calendar begins on Thursday, November 24, 2022 (at midnight in China’s time zone, which is 13 hours forward of EST). Sunset on Thursday, November 24, marks the beginning of Kislev within the Hebrew calendar. Hanukkah will start in direction of the tip of Kislev.

Within the Islamic calendar the months historically begin with the primary sighting of the waxing crescent Moon. Many Muslim communities now observe the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia, which makes use of astronomical calculations to begin months in a extra predictable manner. Utilizing this calendar, sunset on Thursday night, November 24, 2022, will in all probability mark the start of Jumada al-awwal (also referred to as Jumada al-Ula).

Should you use binoculars or a telescope and have a really clear view of the west-southwestern horizon, you may be capable of see the very skinny waxing crescent Moon and the planets Venus and Mercury low on the horizon. Mercury will set about 24 minutes after sundown (at 5:13 PM EST), Venus will set 3 minutes later (at 5:16 PM) and the Moon will set 2 minutes after that (at 5:18 PM).

Friday night, November 25, 2022, at 8:32 PM EST, the Moon shall be at perigee, its closest to the Earth for this orbit.

Monday night, November 28, 2022, would be the first night that the planets Venus and Mercury will seem barely above the horizon half-hour after sundown, a really tough estimate of after they may begin being seen within the glow of nightfall with out assistance from a telescope or binoculars.

Additionally on Monday night, November 28, 2022, the planet Saturn will seem above the waxing crescent Moon. The Moon will seem 27 levels above the south-southwestern horizon as night twilight ends (at 5:49 PM EST) with Saturn about 8 levels above the Moon. The Moon will set first beneath the west-southwestern horizon about 4 hours later (at 9:51 PM) with Saturn about 6 levels to the higher proper of the Moon.

On Wednesday morning, November 30, 2022, the Moon will seem half-full because it reaches its first quarter at 9:37 AM EST.

On Thursday night into early Friday morning, December 1 to 2, 2022, the intense planet Jupiter will seem above the waxing gibbous Moon. The Moon will seem 41 levels above the south-southeastern horizon as night twilight ends (at 5:49 PM EST) with Jupiter about 5 levels to the higher left. The Moon will attain its highest within the sky for the evening about 90 minutes later (at 7:22 PM)with Jupiter above the Moon. By the point Jupiter units first beneath the western horizon about 6 hours later (early Friday morning at 1:19 AM) Jupiter will seem about 3 levels to the proper of the Moon.

On Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, December 6 to 7, 2022, the Pleiades star cluster will seem close to the waxing gibbous Moon. The Pleiades will seem about 4 levels above the Moon as night twilight ends (at 5:49 PM EST). By the point the Moon reaches its highest within the sky for the evening about 5 hours half-hour later (at 11:10 PM) the Pleiades will seem about 4 levels to the proper of the Moon. By the point morning twilight begins Wednesday morning (at 6:10 AM) the Pleiades shall be near setting beneath the west-northwestern horizon and the intense Star Aldebaran will seem about 8 levels to the left of the Moon.

4 celestial occasions shall be taking place on Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, December 7 to eight, 2022. These are: the earliest sundown of the 12 months, the total Moon, the opposition of Mars, and (relying upon your location) both an unusually shut pairing of the Moon and Mars or an precise occultation of Mars by the Moon. Sundown on Wednesday, December 7, would be the earliest sundown of the 12 months (at 4:45:50 PM EST). Night twilight will finish at 5:49 PM. The complete Moon after subsequent shall be Wednesday evening at 11:08 PM EST. Wednesday evening into Thursday morning would be the evening when the planet Mars will seem at its brightest and closest to Earth for the 12 months, as it is going to be reverse the Solar as seen from the Earth simply after midnight on Thursday morning, successfully a “full Mars.”

For the Washington, DC space, as night twilight ends (at 5:49 PM) the intense planet Mars will seem about 3 levels to the decrease left of the Moon. Over the course of Wednesday night the Moon will shift nearer to Mars till they seem to virtually contact at about 10:45 PM, after which the pair will separate. For a lot of the USA and Canada north and west of the Washington, DC space, the Moon will truly block Mars from view in what known as an occultation. See https://in-the-sky.org/information.php?id=20221208_16_100 for a map of the areas throughout North America, elements of Europe, and even a sliver of northwestern Africa the place the Moon will occult Mars. By the point morning twilight begins on Thursday morning (at 6:11 AM), Mars will seem about 6 levels to the decrease proper of the total Moon. The Moon will seem full for about 3 days across the full Moon, from Tuesday evening into Friday morning.

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