Astronomy

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

Lyrid Meteor Shower

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This month, the annual Lyrid meteor shower is active from April 14-25 but will peak in the early morning hours of April 23! Why Are They Called the Lyrids? The radiant point of this shower is near the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra the Lyre (or Harp), hence the name “Lyrids.” But you don’t need

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Full Moon November 2024 – Beaver Moon And Alternative Names

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The full Moon November 2024 marks a time when some of the first snow falls in the northern US and Canada. It’s a time when most trees and shrubs have shed their leaves. Frost gathers on blades of grass and beavers begin to build their dams before the ground freezes. Hence the traditional full Moon

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Full Moon October 2024 – Hunter’s Moon And Alternative Names

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The full Moon October 2024 is intriguing, as it is a Super Full Moon. October’s “Hunter’s Moon” has many more associations than ghosts and goblins on one day of the month. Full Moon October 2024: Thursday October 17Peak Illumination: 7:26 a.m. Eastern Time Full Moon Calendar Why Is The October Full Moon The Hunter’s Moon

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