September 30, 2016
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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

6:40 A.M.

MOONRISE

6:09 A.M.

SUNSET

6:27 P.M.

MOONSET

6:31 P.M.

SEPTEMBER SKY EVENTS

The Moon is to the upper left of Venus on the 3rd, above Saturn on the 8th, and to the upper left of Mars on the 9th. Mars is still bright at magnitude –0.2. September 22 brings the equinox and autumn at 10:21 A.M.

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

A year on Uranus is the equivalent of about 84 Earth years. Unlike Earth, Uranus is tilted almost on its side while orbiting the Sun. One season on that planet lasts about 21 years on Earth.

This month:

FULL HARVEST
MOON

September 16, 3:05 P.M. (Eastern Time)

The Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. At this time, crops such as corn, pumpkins, squash, and wild rice are ready for gathering

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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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