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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

6:05 A.M.

MOONRISE

8:58 A.M.

SUNSET

7:25 P.M.

MOONSET

8:43 P.M.

AUGUST SKY EVENTS

The big event in August is usually the Perseid meteor shower which peaks the 11th through the 13th. This year, however, the full Moon falls on August 10 so it may spoil the site. This is the biggest and brightest full Moon of the year so look up and enjoy!

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 28 

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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

Tonight, look at the sky high overhead. If the weather cooperates, you'll see a bright, bluish star. This is Vega in the constellation Lyra. It is the fifth brightest star in the sky (the second brightest in the Northern Hemisphere), and its surface is almost twice as hot as the Sun's.

This month:

FULL STURGEON
MOON

August 10, 2:09 P.M. (Eastern Time)

Some Native American tribes called this Moon the Full Sturgeon Moon, because the freshwater sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were easy to catch during this summer month. Other farming tribes called it the Full Green Corn Moon or the Full Grain 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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 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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