July 21, 2017
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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

5:26 A.M.

MOONRISE

3:32 A.M.

SUNSET

8:15 P.M.

MOONSET

6:37 P.M.

JULY SKY EVENTS

Saturn is below the Moon on the 6th, superbly placed for viewing. The Moon forms a striking triangle with Venus and bright star Aldebaran on the morning of the 20th and then stands closely above Jupiter on the 28th, a dramatic sight! Jupiter is now getting lower at nightfall, as it moves eastward back toward Spica.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 21 

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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

Full Hunter's Moon

Note: The Full Moon rises on October 16 in Eastern Time zone, but the 15th in the rest of North America this year. Native Americans named it the Full Hunter's Moon because it was the time to hunt in preparation for winter. Other tribes called it the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon.

This month:

FULL BUCK
MOON

Full Moon: July 9, 12:07 A.M.(Eastern Time)

Some Native American tribes referred to July's full Moon as the Full Buck Moon, because bucks begin growing antlers this month. This full Moon was also known as the Full Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.

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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

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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