The moon over Sioux Falls was bright and beautiful last night. Yes, it was the first full moon of November but you may have heard it called a "beaver moon." It's true.

But why is the first full moon in November called a beaver moon? November is when Native Americans would put out beaver traps. Others believe the name stems from beavers being busy building their winter dams. The beaver is mainly nocturnal, so they keep working under the light of the full moon to get the job done. 

Either way, the mighty beaver has a lot to do with this lunar event.

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