Astronomy

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

May Night Sky Guide (May 2024)

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The May night sky has many highlights, including a chance to see ancient dust from Halley’s Comet (as shooting stars), the Spring Triangle (a giant triangle—easy for kids to spot!), and the full Flower Moon. Early risers will get a chance to see the Moon kissing Saturn in the predawn May sky. All these sky

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Night Sky Guide August 2023

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August’s night sky includes two supermoons (the full Sturgeon Moon and a Blue Moon), the best meteor shower of the year (The Perseids), and many other dazzling summer sights. Learn everything you need to know about the night sky in our calendar of sky events here. If you have any questions, please let us know

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April Night Sky Guide (April 2024)

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The April night sky has many highlights, including bright planet pairings with the Moon, shooting stars, and the Full Pink Moon. A few sky events worth noting: Day becomes night with the Great Solar Eclipse, the Moon “kisses” Jupiter one last time, and meteor shower season kicks off with the Lyrids (from constellation Lyra). You’ll

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March Night Sky Guide (March 2024)

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The March night sky has many highlights, including many bright planet pairings with Moon, iconic stars, and the Full Worm Moon reaching peak illumination during the first few days of spring! A couple of sky events worth noting: Jupiter and the Moon meet again in the March sky nearly a month after their celestial “kiss”

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Monthly Stargazing Night Sky Guide: The Big Dipper, North Star, And More!

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The Farmers’ Almanac Night Sky Guide tells you sky watchers how to find the Big Dipper, North Star, and every month’s brightest stars. Learn about stargazing; how to “star hop” by locating one star with another! Plus, plan ahead with our list of Top Sky Events 2024. Have questions? Share with your fellow stargazing community

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February Night Sky Guide (February 2024)

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February’s night sky has many highlights, including a celestial “kiss” on Valentine’s Day between Jupiter and the crescent Moon, a remarkable pairing of Venus and Mars later in the month, the Full Snow Moon, and many other bright sights! Plan your stargazing activities this month with our helpful calendar and details. Spread the joy of

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January Night Sky Guide (January 2024)

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January night sky highlights include one of the best meteor showers of the year, an opportunity to see how the Moon moves in its orbit, many recognizable stars, and the Full Wolf Moon. Plan your stargazing activities with this helpful calendar of sky events. Have questions? Ask us in the comments section below! Share your love

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Full Moon December 2024 – Cold Moon, Alternative Names, And Horoscopes

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The full Moon December 2024 arrives when the chill of winter settles over the land, casting a brilliant light over the frozen landscape and emphasizing the quiet stillness of the season. This particular full Moon is commonly referred to as the “Cold Moon” due to its association with low temperatures, however, its significance extends far

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December Night Sky Guide (December 2023)

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The December night sky will have many celestial highlights, including the full Cold Moon, one of the best meteor showers of the year, and beautiful pairings of bright planets alongside the crescent Moon. Here is everything you need to know about the sky this month. Have questions? Ask us in the comment section below! Share

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November Night Sky Guide (November 2023)

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The November sky will have many celestial highlights, including the best views of Jupiter for the next 12 months, a spectacular pairing of Venus and the crescent Moon, many opportunities to catch shooting stars, and the full Beaver Moon. Here is everything you need to know about the month. Have questions? Ask us in the

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