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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

6:59 A.M.

MOONRISE

1:27 P.M.

SUNSET

4:56 P.M.

MOONSET

3:27 A.M.

JANUARY SKY EVENTS

Earth reaches perihelion, its annual point closest to the Sun, on the 4th. All of the planets are visible as the year begins! Mercury and Venus are very near each other in a conjunction from the 7th to the 12th, standing 10 degrees high half an hour after sunset, in the southwest. Bright Saturn appears before dawn, in the east. It hovers next to the waning crescent Moon on the 16th. The Moon forms a close triangle with Venus and Mercury on the 21st and meets Mars and Neptune the next night. Brilliant Jupiter, in Leo, rises by 6:00 P.M. at month's end.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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TODAY 30 

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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

January 31, 1961

Ham, a male chimpanzee, was recovered alive in the Caribbean after being carried to a height of 155 miles in a U.S. space capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida

This month:

FULL WOLF
MOON

January 4, 11:53 P.M. (Eastern Time)

January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old 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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