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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

7:05 A.M.

MOONRISE

5:42 A.M.

SUNSET

5:52 P.M.

MOONSET

5:17 P.M.

OCTOBER SKY EVENTS

The big event this month is the Total Eclipse of the Moon on October 8. It will be visible from the United States and Canada, with the West Coast favored. Wake up early! The partial eclipse starts at 5:14 A.M., with totality starting at 6:25 A.M. Also, on October 23, most of North America can see a partial solar eclipse just before sunset. Make sure to use eye protection.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 22 

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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

October 17, 2012

A meteorite chunk struck a house in the San Francisco Bay Area

This month:

FULL HARVEST
MOON

October 8, 6:51 A.M. (Eastern Time)

The Full Hunter's Moon was the time to hunt in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass 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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