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 16-25 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 December 2023 – Cold Moon And Alternative Names

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The full Moon December 2023 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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Full Moon November 2023 – Beaver Moon And Alternative Names

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The full Moon November 2023 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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