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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

6:34 A.M.

MOONRISE

12:54 P.M.

SUNSET

4:23 P.M.

MOONSET

11:22 P.M.

NOVEMBER SKY EVENTS

Mars, having resumed its normal eastward motion against the stars, speeds from Capricornus into Aquarius, gaining elevation to stand about a third of the way up the southern sky at nightfall. Just 12 arcseconds wide and at magnitude zero, it's lost half its width and is now too small to show useful detail in telescopes. On the 1st, Jupiter meets Mercury low in the west; both soon vanish. The Moon floats left of ever-lower Saturn on the 11th, close below Mars on the 15th, and to the left of Taurus's main star, Aldebaran, on the 23rd. The action switches to the predawn sky, where the Moon meets returning Venus on the 6th. Venus hovers near Virgo's Spica from the 6th to the 12th and stands 25 degrees high by month's end.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 15 

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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 largest moon in our solar system is Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter. It has a diameter of about 3,270 miles, or about 1.5 times that of our Moon.

This month:

FULL BEAVER
MOON

November 23, 12:39 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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Chaco Canyon

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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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