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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

6:28 A.M.

MOONRISE

4:27 A.M.

SUNSET

5:27 P.M.

MOONSET

2:34 P.M.

FEBRUARY SKY EVENTS

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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20 

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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

December solstice:

* Winter starts in the Northern Hemisphere, and summer begins in the Southern Hemiphere.

* The South Pole is tipped 23-1/2 degrees toward the Sun.

* The Sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn at local noon.

This month:

FULL SNOW
MOON

February 10th

Usually the heaviest snows fall in February, and hunting becomes very difficult. Some Native American tribes called this the full Hunger 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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