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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

6:38 A.M.

MOONRISE

6:28 A.M.

SUNSET

4:20 P.M.

MOONSET

4:54 P.M.

NOVEMBER SKY EVENTS

No planet remains high or very noticeable this month. Saturn has become low in the southwest at nightfall. In the predawn hours, Venus, is also getting very low in the east. From the 12th to the 14th (especially on the 13th), the planet has an extremely close conjunction with Jupiter but will be only a few degrees above the horizon. On the 14th, the Moon forms a straight line with Mars and Spica, then hovers above Venus on the 16th and to left of Venus on the 17th. On the 20th, the crescent Moon stands to the right of Saturn and above Mercury. The innermost planet, Mercury, is quite bright but just 8 degrees high at dusk.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 18 

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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 16, 2001

Studentsí satellite STARSHINE-2 deployed

This month:

FULL BEAVER
MOON

November 4, 1:23 A.M. (Eastern Time)

The November full Moon was named the full Beaver Moon, because for both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.

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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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