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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

5:29 A.M.

MOONRISE

10:27 P.M.

SUNSET

8:13 P.M.

MOONSET

10:36 A.M.

JULY SKY EVENTS

Earth reaches aphelion, its annual point farthest from the Sun, on July 4! Pluto comes nearest on the 5th, with an opposition on the 7th. However, each Pluto opposition is noticeably farther away than the previous year’s, thanks to its highly elliptical orbit. After its 1989 closest approach, Pluto is decisively moving away, an exit that will continue until the 22nd century. Jupiter is now getting lower in the west at nightfall; its annual observation window is nearing its end. The waxing Moon passes above Mars on the 14th and above Saturn on the 15th; all are nearly due south at nightfall. Saturn is still amazing through backyard telescopes, while Mars is now rapidly shrinking.

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

The temperature of the Sun varies by section -- Core: about 28,080,000 degrees F Surface: about 9,980 degrees F Sunspots: about 7,100 degrees F Corona: 1,800,000 degrees F or more In comparison, an average lightning bolt's temperature is about 54,000 degrees F.

This month:

FULL BUCK
MOON

Full Moon: July 19, 6:56 P.M.(Eastern Time)

Some Native American tribes referred to July's full Moon as the Full Buck Moon, because bucks begin growing antlers this month. This full Moon was also known as the Full Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.

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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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