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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

7:04 A.M.

MOONRISE

4:10 A.M.

SUNSET

4:49 P.M.

MOONSET

2:07 P.M.

JANUARY SKY EVENTS

What’s up in January? SKY WATCH. An eventful celestial year begins splendidly, with dazzling Venus, high in the west at nightfall. The crescent Moon dangles below it on the 1st. On the 2nd, the Moon hovers between Venus and much less brilliant, first-magnitude Mars. Earth reaches its annual closest approach to the Sun on the 4th. Mercury begins a mediocre morning star apparition on the 6th; it’s best viewed in midmonth. Jupiter, in Virgo, rises at 1:00 A.M. and is highest before dawn. Saturn, in Ophiuchus, starts 2017 in the low predawn east. It hangs below the crescent Moon on the 24th. The Moon stands below Venus on the 30th and forms a lovely triangle with Venus and Mars on the 31st, in Pisces.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 24 

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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

January 31, 1961

Ham, a male chimpanzee, was recovered alive in the Caribbean after being carried to a height of 155 miles in a U.S. space capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida

This month:

FULL WOLF
MOON

Full Moon: January 12, 6:34 A.M.(Eastern Time)

January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old 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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 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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