Full Moon and New Moon for November 2020

Last Quarter - Nov 2020Last Quarter
November 8 - 13:46 UTC
New Moon - Nov 2020New Moon
November 15 - 05:07 UTC
First Quarter - Nov 2020First Quarter
November 22 - 04:45 UTC
Full Moon - Nov 2020Full Moon
November 30 - 09:30 UTC
Last Quarter - Nov 2020
Last Quarter
November 8
13:46 UTC
New Moon - Nov 2020
New Moon
November 15
05:07 UTC
First Quarter - Nov 2020
First Quarter
November 22
04:45 UTC
Full Moon - Nov 2020
Full Moon
November 30
09:30 UTC

November 2020 Moon Details

The Full Moon for this month will occur later in the month on Monday, November 30th. The New Moon is earlier in the month on Sunday, November 15th.

November Full Moon

About November's Full Moon

With the changing of the seasons, November’s full moon marks the beginning of the end. This year, it is the very last full moon before the winter solstice, which makes it the Mourning Moon according to Pagan tradition. In many different cultures, November’s full moon is intimately connected with death and loss, on both a literal and symbolic level. The Celts, for instance, called it the Reed Moon, comparing the mournful music made by wind instruments to the ghoulish sounds of spirits being drawn into the underworld. And not without good reason - the Full Mourning Moon marks a dangerous time of the year where people could easily slip into the underworld with a single misstep.

We may enjoy the luxury of winter coats and central heating now, but freezing to death during the long, dark winters used to be a very real threat to early inhabitants of Northern America. In order to survive, making warm winter clothing out of beaver fur was crucial for American colonists and Native American tribes. This is why November’s full moon is also known as the Beaver Moon. During this month, beavers are very active, working hard on dam construction, and so this was a good time to start harvesting their fur.

Missing the timing for this would mean death for these early Northern American communities, as the rivers would freeze over, making it impossible to set out traps. Many Native American tribes, including the Cree, Arapaho, and Abenaki tribes, called November’s full moon the “Moon When Rivers Start to Freeze”. This name drives home the importance of November’s full moon as a signal for these Native American tribes to begin trapping beavers before it was too late, as well as to complete their preparations for the darkest depths of winter.

For the Pagans, on the other hand, the final stage of their winter preparations involve the very important process of “mourning” - which is why they call the last moon before the winter solstice the Mourning Moon. After a full year of accumulating possessions, both physically and otherwise, the Mourning Moon is the perfect time to let go of old, unnecessary things, while giving yourself permission to mourn their passing. Practicing Pagans may perform a moonlit ritual where they write down the things they want to rid themselves of, and ask their Goddess for help in removing unwanted burdens.

Pagan traditions aside, anyone can benefit from taking the time to self-reflect and to let go. Take advantage of the Full Mourning Moon this November to look back on your year and take stock of your desires, your ambitions, your mental and behavioral habits, and the people you spend your energy on. Clean your living and work spaces, and sort out the physical objects that are not contributing to your well-being. Take the time to fully mourn and let go of anything - or anyone - that does not bring you joy, so that you can begin to move forward, unfettered, towards a lighter and happier new year.

Local Date and Time for November 2020 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver

November 30, 2020
1:30am PST

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary

November 30, 2020
2:30am MST

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio

November 30, 2020
3:30am CST

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta

November 30, 2020
4:30am EST

London,
Manchester,
Dublin

November 30, 2020
9:30am GMT

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin

November 30, 2020
10:30am CET

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki

November 30, 2020
11:30am EET

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat

November 30, 2020
1:30pm +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi

November 30, 2020
3:00pm IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur

November 30, 2020
5:30pm +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing

November 30, 2020
5:30pm AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne

November 30, 2020
8:30pm AEDT

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