May 21, 2018
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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

5:17 A.M.

MOONRISE

11:39 A.M.

SUNSET

8:05 P.M.

MOONSET

1:12 A.M.

MAY SKY EVENTS

Brilliant Jupiter now rises before 9:00 P.M. and is visible the rest of the night. The Moon passes to the left of the Giant Planet on the 1st; Jupiter comes to opposition on May 8–9 and shines at its brightest of the year. It is easily recognized as the most dazzling "star" in the midnight sky. Venus attains its highest 2018 position in the west after nightfall and sets before 11:00 P.M. all month. (This is, however, far below the elevation that it reaches in other years.) The Moon passes between Mars and Saturn on the 5th, hovers to the left of Venus on the 17th, and is to the left of Jupiter on the 27th.

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

May 14, 1973

First manned U.S. space station launched, May 14, 1973.

This month:

FULL FLOWER
MOON

Full Moon: May 29, 10:20 A.M.(Eastern Time)

It is called the Flower Moon because flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Native American tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting 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

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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