September 23, 2018
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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

6:32 A.M.

MOONRISE

6:22 P.M.

SUNSET

6:40 P.M.

MOONSET

4:48 A.M.

SEPTEMBER SKY EVENTS

The planets are still all highly visible but will soon decline. Venus reaches greatest brilliancy at magnitude -4.8 in the latter half of this month, but it has gotten much lower. Mercury is bright at magnitude -1 in the predawn east from the 1st to the 6th, when it meets Leo's blue star, Regulus. Jupiter stands above Venus; their separation narrows each evening. The Moon passes to the right of Jupiter on the 13th, to the left of still-optimal Saturn on the 17th, and above Mars on the 19th. Mars fades to magnitude -1.6 at midmonth, matching Sirius, the night's brightest true star. Autumn arrives with the equinox on the 22nd at 9:54 P.M. ET.

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

September 23, 1846

Planet Neptune was discovered September 23, 1846.

This month:

FULL HARVEST
MOON

September 24, 10:52 P.M (Eastern Time)

The September full Moon is usually known as the Full Harvest Moon because it typically occurs nearest to the Fall Equinox. It is also traditionally called the Full Corn Moon or Full Barley Moon, as it corresponds with the time of harvesting corn and barley.

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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

Jupiterís 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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