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The Old Farmer's Almanac For Kids
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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
BOSTON, MA

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SUNRISE

6:27 A.M.

MOONRISE

1:11 A.M.

SUNSET

6:49 P.M.

MOONSET

3:42 P.M.

SEPTEMBER SKY EVENTS

The full Harvest Moon comes quite early this year on the night of the 8th. The Moon and Uranus are very close together on the 10th; use binoculars to see the Green Planet in Pisces. Watch for two fine late-month lunar conjunctions: On the 20th, the Moon meets returning Jupiter at 5:00 A.M.; on the 27th, it accompanies departing Saturn, just 10 degrees above the western horizon. The equinox brings autumn on the 22nd at 10:29 P.M. (ET).

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 18 

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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

The largest moon in our solar system is Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter. It has a diameter of about 3,270 miles, or about 1.5 times that of our Moon.

This month:

FULL HARVEST
MOON

September 8, 9:38 A.M. (Eastern Time)

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. At this time, crops such as corn, pumpkins, squash, and wild rice are ready for gathering

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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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 Exploratorium

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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

Jupiter’s 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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