July 23, 2019
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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

5:27 A.M.

MOONRISE

11:51 P.M.

SUNSET

8:13 P.M.

MOONSET

11:46 A.M.

JULY SKY EVENTS

On the 2nd, a total solar eclipse sweeps across central Chile and Argentina. Mercury and Mars hover just above the thin crescent Moon on the 3rd, low in dusk's western twilight. Earth is farthest from the Sun (at aphelion) on the 4th. Saturn reaches opposition on the 9th, in Sagittarius, at a bright but not brilliant magnitude 0.1; the Ringed Planet rises at sunset to the left of Sagittarius's "Teapot" asterism and is highest at about 1:00 A.M. It is next to the Moon on the 15th. Meanwhile, Jupiter remains optimally placed and is nicely up in the southeast at nightfall as the night's brightest "star." Mars is gone by month's End.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 23 

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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

July 16, 1969

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida, to become the first manned space mission to land on the moon.

This month:

FULL BUCK
MOON

Full Moon: July 16, 5:38 P.M.(Eastern Time)

Some Native American tribes referred to July's full Moon as the Full Buck Moon, because bucks are growing antlers this month. This full Moon was also known as the Full Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month. In July 2019, there are two new Moons—one on the 1st, another on the 31st. In recent times, the second new Moon in a single calendar month has been called a "Black 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

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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