Astronomy

Farmers’ Almanac astronomy provides the best times to view meteor showers, full moons, facts about planets and stars, plus more!

December Night Sky Guide (December 2022)

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The spectacular sights of December’s night sky may leave you jaw-dropped. Highlights include the best meteor shower of the year, a rare eclipse of the planet Mars, and a special Christmas Eve “Trinity” celestial arrangement! Have a telescope? This is the best time to get a glimpse of Mars. This month, the red planet shines

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November Night Sky Guide (November 2022)

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The November night sky will have many highlights, including a total eclipse of the Moon, two meteor showers, and many stargazing opportunities! See our calendar with details and links to more information below. All times and positions for the next 30 days are listed in Eastern Time (Eastern Daylight Time from November 1-5 and Eastern

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October Night Sky Guide (October 2022)

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The October sky will have many celestial highlights including: the best view of Mercury for the next six months, the Full Hunter’s Moon, and the Orionid Meteor Shower. There will also be a partial solar eclipse (which won’t be visible to those in the US, but our friends in the UK and other parts of

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Shooting Stars And Good Luck

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Have you ever wondered why wishing on a shooting star is believed to be good luck? Learn more about shooting star superstitions and what makes them so special. Read on. What Is a Shooting Star? Shooting stars are a delight to see streaking through the night sky, and while these fleeting dashes of light only

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How To Celebrate The Harvest Moon

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Full Moons are mysterious, can be magical, and are important ways to mark the passage of time. Each month, the Farmers’ Almanac celebrates the monthly full Moon noting their special names (Sturgeon Moon, Beaver Moon, and Harvest Moon, etc.). Most of these names come from the Algonquin, a Native American peoples that once inhabited large

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August’s Night Sky Guide (August 2022)

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The summer night sky in August will be full of celestial sights, most notably the Full Sturgeon Moon (the fourth and final supermoon of 2022), the Summer Triangle (three of the brightest stars shining together), the peak of the Perseid meteor shower (which will unfortunately be obscured by the light of the full Moon), and,

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July’s Night Sky Guide (July 2022)

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July’s night sky will contain three major events. The first will be the largest full Moon of the year (The Full Buck Moon). The second will be when Mercury seems to disappear. (It’s called “superior conjunction” in astronomy.) The third will be a combination of two meteor showers as they reach peak activity. This may

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Parade Of Planets 2022

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In case you missed the Parade of Planets with the Moon in June 2022, here is a beautiful record of the event. This photo was taken on June 24, 2022 at 4:35 am: Thank you to Scott Readman and all of our readers who shared photos of this spectacular celestial event on Facebook (and Instagram).

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