The Best Time to See the Extra Bright Supermoon Tonight
This isn’t your typical full moon.
The full moon rising on the night of November 3 is unique for two reasons.
Not only is the moon extra close to the Earth this month, creating a bigger, brighter supermoon for all of us to gaze at, but this month also marks the Beaver Moon.
Also known at the Frost Moon or the Hunter’s Moon, the Beaver Moon was given its name because November was the time of year when hunters set beaver traps. (The durable beaver furs were used to survive the harsh winters.)
So, when can we all take a glimpse of this super Beaver Moon?
According to Farmer’s Almanac, the supermoon will peak at 5:23 a.m. UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Of course, time zone’s are also a factor, so that's 1:23 a.m. local time on the East Coast, 12:23 a.m. central, 11:23 p.m. in the mountain time zone, and 10:23 p.m. local time on the West Coast.
It's best to be on flatter ground, and — as we said before — the peak isn't really the best time to enjoy the moon. The moon will rise just as the sun is setting at about 6 p.m. ET on November 3, according to Space.com.
Just after that is the best time to take in the Beaver Moon.