September 16, 2019
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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

6:24 A.M.

MOONRISE

8:23 P.M.

SUNSET

6:53 P.M.

MOONSET

8:31 A.M.

SEPTEMBER SKY EVENTS

The September Moon offers both an easy spectacle and a difficult challenge. The easy part is a series of conjunctions with brilliant Jupiter and bright Saturn at nightfall. The Moon floats to the right of Jupiter on the 5th, left of Jupiter on the 6th, right of Saturn on the 7th, and left of Saturn on the 8th. The visually challenging portion of the program occurs on the 29th, when the thin crescent Moon, very low in the west soon after sunset, forms a triangle with Mercury to its lower left and bright returning Venus to its lower right. Autumn begins with the equinox on the 23rd at 3:50 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time.

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

September 23, 1846

Planet Neptune was discovered September 23, 1846.

This month:

FULL HARVEST
MOON

September 14, 12:33 A.M. (Eastern Time)

The September full Moon is usually known as the Full Harvest Moon because it typically occurs nearest to the Fall Equinox. It is also traditionally called the Full Corn Moon or Full Barley Moon, as it corresponds with the time of harvesting corn and barley.

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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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