February 20, 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

6:33 A.M.

MOONRISE

6:48 P.M.

SUNSET

5:23 P.M.

MOONSET

7:26 A.M.

FEBRUARY SKY EVENTS

The heavens offer a new alignment before dawn on the 1st: Low in the east, from highest to lowest, stand Jupiter, Venus, the Moon, and Saturn. On the 2nd, the order is Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and the Moon. On the 18th and 19th, quite low at first light, Venus meets Saturn. Throughout February, just as darkness falls, bright orange Mars stands halfway up the southwestern sky. To its left, also in Pisces, Uranus dimly shines at magnitude 5.8, just visible to the naked eye in unpolluted skies early and again late in the month. It is easily identified as the only green "star" by those who sweep binoculars leftward from Mars.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

17 

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19 

TODAY 20 

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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

February 20, 1962

Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. He made 3 trips around the earth in his Mercury-Atlas spacecraft, Friendship 7, in just under 5 hours

This month:

FULL SNOW
MOON

February 19th

Usually the heaviest snows fall in February, and hunting becomes very difficult. Some Native American tribes called this the full Hunger 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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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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