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Farmers' Almanac Astronomy

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

Recent Astronomy Articles

Lunar Eclipse Superstitions And Myths From Around The World

Lunar Eclipse Superstitions And Myths From Around The World

Today, many of us look forward to lunar eclipses with viewing parties and celebrations. But they were once feared and perceived as omens of doom. Here’s a look at some of the crazy beliefs from around the world.

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Meet “Mira The Wonderful” Flickering Star

Meet “Mira The Wonderful” Flickering Star

The most famous variable star flashes like a lighthouse in the night sky. This month it is near its peak brightness, easily viewed with the naked eye. Learn more!

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This Week: See The Moon, Jupiter, and Mars

This Week: See The Moon, Jupiter, and Mars

Be sure to spot this trio in the night sky. We tell you when and where to look. Plus find out why January is the month of Mars!

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