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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

6:56 A.M.

MOONRISE

9:55 A.M.

SUNSET

4:12 P.M.

MOONSET

8:04 P.M.

DECEMBER SKY EVENTS

Venus gets higher and brighter as it meets the Moon on December 2 and 3. Winter begins with the solstice falls on the 21st at 5:44 A.M. The Moon floats well above brilliant Jupiter early on the 22nd, with Virgo’s famous blue star Spica just beneath them both after 3:00 A.M.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 3 

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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

November 30, 1954

Meteorite hit Ann Hodges in her home in Sylacauga, Alabama. November 30, 1954.

This month:

FULL COLD
MOON

December 13, 7:06 P.M. (Eastern Time)

Some Native American tribes called this the Cold Moon. This is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark.

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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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