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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

5:54 A.M.

MOONRISE

8:07 A.M.

SUNSET

7:32 P.M.

MOONSET

9:51 P.M.

APRIL SKY EVENTS

A total lunar eclipse on the 4th is visible before dawn from the western United States and Canadian provinces. Elsewhere in North America, only its beginning phase can be glimpsed before the Moon sets.
Jupiter stands high in the south at nightfall. Mercury begins a fine apparition in the west at dusk on the 23rd. The crescent Moon passes just left of Venus on the 21st and meets Jupiter on the 25th and 26th.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 21 

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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 farther a planet is from the Sun, the longer its year (the time for one orbit around the Sun). So, the number of years you've lived would decrease the farther away your planet is from the Sun. For example, a 40-year-old Earthling would be 166.08 years old on Mercury but 3.36 years old on Jupiter!

This month:

FULL
PINK MOON

April 4, 8:06 A.M. (Eastern Time)

It is called the Pink Moon because of the wild ground phlox, one of the earliest widespread pink flowers of the spring, usually in bloom right now.

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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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