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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

5:10 A.M.

MOONRISE

12:58 A.M.

SUNSET

8:25 P.M.

MOONSET

1:53 P.M.

JUNE SKY EVENTS

A fabulous planet month! Saturn, in Ophiuchus, attains opposition on the 3rd. Its icy reflective rings, tilted wide “open,” are stunning through telescopes and give Saturn its brightest appearance in more than a decade. On the 6th, Venus reaches its invisible superior conjunction. Its alignment with the Sun and Earth is so perfect that it is actually occulted by the Sun. Mars, still brilliant, retrogrades into Libra; like Saturn, it remains out all night long. Jupiter beats them both in brightness and doesn’t set until after midnight. The Moon hovers to the left of Jupiter on the 11th and sits above Saturn on the 18th. Summer begins with the solstice on the 20th, at 6:34 P.M.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

26 

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TODAY 28 

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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

Can't remember which half of the Moon is lit during the first and last quarter phases? Use these handy rules. "First" and "right" both have the letter "r," so you can remember that the first quarter Moon is light on its right side, as viewed from Earth. "Last" and "left" both begin with the letter "l," so you can remember that the last quarter Moon is lit on the left side.

This month:

FULL STRAWBERRY
MOON

June 20, 7:04 A.M.
(Eastern Time)

The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon as a time to gather ripening strawberries.

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SEASONS

For centuries, people have watched the sky for the changes of seasons and then celebrated with colorful rituals.

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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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