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The Old Farmer's Almanac For Kids
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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
BOSTON, MA

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SUNRISE

6:01 A.M.

MOONRISE

10:53 P.M.

SUNSET

7:31 P.M.

MOONSET

1:04 P.M.

AUGUST SKY EVENTS

Venus is now technically an evening star. With an unobstructed horizon, it can first be glimpsed in the western twilight on the 4th, 35 minutes after sunset. Look for the thin crescent Moon just to the left of Mercury, with Venus far to its lower right and Jupiter higher and to the left of them all. The Moon stands above fading Mars on the 11th. It sets by 1:00 A.M. to provide dark skies for the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks in the hours before dawn. This should be one of the better years for this most popular display of shooting stars. From the 19th to the 24th, Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury form a triangle very low in the western sky after sunset. Venus and Jupiter are extremely close together on the 27th.

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

The spin-time of the Moon on its own axis is identical to the time it takes the Moon to revolve around Earth, which is why the Moon always keeps almost exactly the same face toward us.

This month:

FULL STURGEON
MOON

Full Moon: August 18, 5:26 A.M.

Some Native American tribes called this Moon the Full Sturgeon Moon, because the freshwater sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were easy to catch during this summer month. Other farming tribes called it the Full Green Corn Moon or the Full Grain 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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