On Thanksgiving night, the moon will hover in the sky as plump as the turkey on your supper plate.

The November “Beaver Moon” achieves fullness on Wednesday at 5:44 p.m. and will still be about 98 percent full on Thanksgiving night.

The name “Beaver Moon” originates from the need for hunters to set traps for the rodents before waters freeze over. An alternative interpretation is that the name comes from the beavers’ frenzied activity prior to winter. The month’s moon is also sometimes referred to as the Frost Moon.

The moon will rise from the east at 5:04 p.m. ET on Wednesday and set in the west at 7:29 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. It then rises again at 5:56 p.m. Thanksgiving night.

Skies should be mostly clear both nights.