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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

5:11 A.M.

MOONRISE

5:12 P.M.

SUNSET

8:12 P.M.

MOONSET

3:29 A.M.

MAY SKY EVENTS

Jupiter stands high in the southwest at dusk but sets before midnight. It stands above the waxing Moon on May 23. The month belongs to Saturn, brighter than it has appeared in over a decade. It stands at opposition on the night of the 22nd, rising at dusk and remaining out all night long. Its rings are nearly as wide “open” as possible, a glorious sight through any telescope magnification above 30x.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 30 

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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

How much would you weigh on the Moon? Just multiply your weight (it doesn't matter if it's in pounds or kilograms) by 0.165. You'd weigh about 80 percent less!

This month:

FULL FLOWER
MOON

Full Moon: May 3, 11:42 P.M. (Eastern Time)

It is called the Flower Moon because flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Native American tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting 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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