Astronomy

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

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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June’s Night Sky Guide (June 2022)

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Here is a list of planetary events to look for in June. All times and positions are listed in Eastern Daylight Time, 40° north of the equator. June’s sky will be full of stars and bright planets, especially in the early morning hours. Don’t miss a rare event on June 24: All of the “naked-eye”

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One Time Only: Rare Memorial Day Meteor Shower!

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You will not find this meteor shower on our annual list, yet there's a chance it will be the very best display of the year! After Memorial Day fireworks are over, continue gazing toward the sky for rare meteors due to enter Earth's atmosphere that night (or the following night). The circumstances for producing a shower of this kind are rather unique, making this a brand-new, one-time only event! Read on.

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The Next Lunar Eclipse: Night Of The Red Moon!

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A total eclipse of the Moon will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (See exact times below.) The event will be visible in North and South America and may be seen without binoculars or telescopic equipment—even through the haze of a big cities! Unlike an eclipse of the Sun, no eye protection will be needed. Read on.

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March’s night Sky Guide (March 2022)

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March’s night sky is filled with celestial events that may motivate you to go out, look up, and embrace the magic of space. Here’s a calendar listing of where the naked-eye planets (the five brightest planets -Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) that can be seen with the “naked” or unaided eye. All times are

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