Astronomy

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

Full Moon September 2024 – Harvest Moon And Alternative Names

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The full Moon September 2024 marks a time to reap what was sewn in the spring. After months of soaking in life-giving rays from the Sun and rainwater from the clouds—combined with careful tending from gardeners and farmers—there are grains to be stored and fruits and vegetables to be canned. It’s a time to celebrate

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Full Moon August 2024 – Sturgeon Moon And Alternative Names

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The full Moon August 2024 is a fishy one indeed – the full “Sturgeon Moon.” Named for abundant fishing, particularly of lake sturgeon in late summer, the August Moon also has a variety of other names, each with connections to different cultures and the bounty of the season. Full Moon August 2024: Monday, August 19Peak Illumination: 2:26

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Full Moon July 2024 – Buck Moon And Alternative Names

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The full Moon July 2024 comes when nature is in full-growth.Crops are either ripening or beginning to be harvested. The annual rite of you-pick strawberries wraps up in the beginning of the month and folks in the Midwest check to see if the corn is “knee high by the Fourth of July.” But why is

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Full Moon June 2024 – Strawberry Moon And Alternative Names

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The full Moon June 2024 is one of the sweetest of the year—the Strawberry Moon. But why does the full Moon in June have such a berry-licious name, and what other names are associated with the astronomical event every June in other cultures? June 2024 Full Moon: Friday, June 21Peak Illumination: 9:08 p.m. Eastern Time Full Moon

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Full Moon May 2024 – Flower Moon And Alternative Names

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The full Moon May 2024 marks the peak of spring in many parts of North America that acts as a transition into summer’s sunny days and warm nights. The May full Moon is often called the “Flower Moon” with reverence to abundant flowers in bloom, a prelude to Mother Nature’s coming attractions. But what other

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Full Moon April 2025 – Pink Moon And Alternative Names

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The full Moon April 2025 is a hopeful sign of spring, indicating the return of life and the resurgence of nature after winter’s dormancy. The April full Moon is often called the “Pink Moon,” but why? What other names does this first spring full Moon go by in different cultures? Full Moon April 2025: Saturday, April

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Exceptional Earth

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Planet is Earth is exceptional for many reasons, but most of all because it's home. Learn more about this unique ball of rock in space!

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A Snake in the Sky

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Normally, if you wanted to see a snake, you would look down, but that’s not the case with Serpens, an ancient star formation that slithered its way into the sky during the time of the ancient Greeks.

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