What’s in a name: November edition

Did you ever wonder why November is called November?

What about why there’s 30 days in the month?

As we are wrapping up October, that means we are entering the month of November next week. And more than that, we’re going to dive into the history of the 11th month on the calendar.

The Gregorian calendar has changed a lot over the years and one thing has remained the same – November is still the second to last month of the year. That said, I’ll break down why the meaning of November does not make sense nonetheless and answer some interesting questions about the 11th month of the year.

Why is it called November?

Before January and February came about, November made sense. November derives from novem, which means ninth, and since it was originally the ninth month on the Roman calendar, that made sense.

Now, it is just out of place, but since not many people really question or wonder about the meaning of the name, November has stuck and is now the 11th month on the 2022 calendar.

What are the zodiac signs in November?

From November first to the 21st, you are a Scorpio, who are said to “crave the physical closeness, spiritual illumination and emotional intimacy sex can provide.” Scorpios are very sensual beings to say the least.

If you were born anywhere from November 22nd to the 30th, you are a Saggitarius, those of which are a “dynamic blend of passion, curiosity, intensity, and adaptability.” They are said to be adventurous and know no bounds.

So basically, according to a horoscope, you do not want to put a Scorpio and a Saggitarius in the same room together because there is no telling what will happen.

What can I expect from the November night skies?

On November 16 and 17, you can expect to see some of the Leonids Meteor Shower, in which you can typically see between 10 and 15 shooting stars an hour, but if we are lucky this year we might be able to catch a meteor storm.

The second total lunar eclipse will also make an appearance on November 8 in some parts of the world. It is a rare occurrence that is worth looking out for, as it will also produce a blood moon.

November is also home to the Beaver Moon, which got its name because it is normally when beavers finish their winter prep and return to their homes. Depending on the winter solstice, the Beaver Moon is sometimes called the Frost Moon or the Mourning Moon as well.

What other things represent November?

The chrysanthemum, which is known for its longevity and gently-blushed colors, is the flower that represents the month of November very well.

The topaz symbolizes “love and affection.” It is also known for its yellow hue and bringing longevity and wisdom – which seems to be a common theme for November representatives – as it is November’s birthstone.

What else is there to know about November?

Historically, November is known as the month when the Soviets sent Laika the dog into space aboard the Sputnik II.

November is also when we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, which occurs the second to last Thursday of the month.

November is also typically home to the two biggest shopping days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a great time to take advantage of some of our great deals here at My FrontPage Story as well!

Finally, November used to actually be 29 days, but when Julius Caesar introduced his Julian calendar with 10 additional days throughout the year, November got an added day to its month.

So now when you are with your family for Thanksgiving Day, you can flex all your newfound knowledge about the 11th month on the calendar.

Happy nearing the end of 2022!

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