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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

6:39 A.M.

MOONRISE

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SUNSET

7:02 P.M.

MOONSET

9:39 A.M.

MARCH SKY EVENTS

Mercury hovers low in the west during the first few evenings of March. On the 1st, in the east just before dawn, a line of celestial objects becomes visible above Sagittarius's "Teapot" asterism (pattern of stars). From right to left, these are Jupiter, the Moon, Saturn, and Venus. On the morning of the 2nd, the thin crescent Moon passes to the right of Venus, which presents a gibbous shape through binoculars and small telescopes. Earth stands sideways to the Sun on the 20th. This is the vernal equinox, marking the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, which occurs at 5:58 P.M., shortly before the Sun sets at precisely the cardinal direction of due west.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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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

Jupiter's gravity is 2.4 times stronger than on Earth. A 100-lb. person would weigh 240 lbs. on Jupiter!

This month:

FULL WORM
MOON

March 20, 2019, 9:43 P.M. (Eastern Time)

March is the month of the Full Worm Moon. This month is when the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear. This full Moon is also known as the Full Sap Moon, which refers to the flowing sap of sugar maple trees.

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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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