September 22, 2017
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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

6:31 A.M.

MOONRISE

8:50 A.M.

SUNSET

6:41 P.M.

MOONSET

8:17 P.M.

SEPTEMBER SKY EVENTS

The morning of the 18th brings a super planet lineup some 40 minutes before sunrise! Look for Mercury lowest; dim, orange Mars to its upper right; the crescent Moon; Regulus; and finally Venus at the highest point of the quintet. The next morning, the Moon is below Mercury. Autumn starts with the equinox on the 22nd at 4:02 p.m. Happy fall!

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

At the September equinox: * Autumn starts in the Northern Hemisphere, and spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere. * The Sun is directly over the equator at local noon.

This month:

FULL CORN
MOON

September 6, 3:04 A.M (Eastern Time)

The September full Moon is usually known as the Full Corn Moon because it traditionally corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon because this is the time to harvest and thresh ripened barley.

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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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