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November 24, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

November's full moon, rising in the east this evening, was called the Hunter's Moon, for the illumination it provided deer hunters. Others call it the Frost Moon, or the Beaver Moon, a night to set traps before the ponds froze. If it looks unusually large, it's no illusion. The moon was at perigee last night, one of its closest approaches to Earth this year, a mere 221,950 miles. Expect high tides as the alignment of sun and moon, and the moon's proximity, work their gravitational magic

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