May 21, 2019
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The Old Farmer's Almanac For Kids
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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

5:17 A.M.

MOONRISE

10:58 P.M.

SUNSET

8:05 P.M.

MOONSET

7:30 A.M.

MAY SKY EVENTS

This is a transition month. At nightfall on the 1st, Orion stands upright on the western horizon but vanishes by month's end. Mars, fading rapidly, starts this month in Taurus but zooms into Gemini by midmonth. Jupiter, in the "13th zodiac constellation," Ophiuchus, now rises well before midnight and is near the Moon on the 20th and 21st. Saturn, in Sagittarius, rises at about 1:00 AM on the 1st and is well placed for the rest of the short night. In the predawn east, the planetary alignments have ended; only Venus remains, hovering low to float above the waning crescent Moon on the 2nd.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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FULL MOON NAMES

January

Full Wolf Moon

February

Full Snow Moon

March

Full Worm Moon

April

Full Pink Moon

May

Full Flower Moon

June

Full Strawberry Moon

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FASCINATING FACT

How much would you weigh on the Moon? Just multiply your weight (it doesn't matter if it's in pounds or kilograms) by 0.165. You'd weigh about 80 percent less!

This month:

FULL FLOWER
MOON

Full Moon: May 18, 5:11 P.M.(Eastern Time)

It is called the Flower Moon because flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Native American tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon.

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SEASONS

For centuries, people have watched the sky for the changes of seasons and then celebrated with colorful rituals.

Tell Us how you celebrate the different seasons?

Solstices and Equinoxes

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Travel in Time
Visit these ancient seasonal markers:

Stonehenge, England

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Chichén Itzá Mexico

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Chaco Canyon

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CATCH SATURN'S RINGS

Saturn will be especially visible in 2031. Click here if you can't wait.

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Once Upon a Moon...

What image do you see in the full Moon?
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GIANT JUPITER

Jupiterís surface is covered clouds of many colors--red, brown, yellow, and white! The clouds move in light and dark bands around the planet. See Jupiter rotating!

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Did You Know?
On a clear night look up at the sky and connect some stars to create an original constellation. Make up a story about it and share it with other kids.Tell Us


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