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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
BOSTON, MA

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SUNRISE

5:40 A.M.

MOONRISE

10:34 P.M.

SUNSET

8:01 P.M.

MOONSET

11:49 A.M.

AUGUST SKY EVENTS

The highlight of the August sky is the Perseid Meteor Showers. This will be the best meteor showers in years! The sky will be dark because it's a new Moon so it will be easy to see the meteors flashing across the sky. The best viewing will be on August 11 to 13. After Midnight, expect a shooting star every minute.

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

Full Milk Moon

During May cows, goats, and sheep enjoy sprouting weeds, grasses, and herbs in the pastures and produce lots of rich milk, full of vitamins. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Full Flower Moon. Flowers spring forth in abundance this month.

This month:

FULL STURGEON
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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