Astronomy

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

August Night Sky Guide (August 2024)

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Ready for the best shooting stars of the year? August night sky brings the famous Perseid Meteor Shower, followed by the Full Sturgeon Moon. Plus, there’s a chance that a “new” star will appear in the night sky. Here is everything worth watching, including many picturesque planet-Moon pairings and suggestions for telescopic observations. Farmers’ Almanac

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July Night Sky Guide (July 2024)

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July night sky highlights include the Parade of Planets 2024, the Full Buck Moon, and many dazzling arrangements of bright planets and the Moon. Plus, we welcome Venus back to the night sky where she will hang as a recognizable “star” through the end of summer. Farmers’ Almanac expert astronomical reports have been in continuous

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Blaze Star Explosion – How To See The New Star

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2024 has been a busy year for astronomy. From a total solar eclipse crossing Mexico, the United States, and Canada on April 8, to the amazing northern lights display reaching as far south as the Tropics on May 10, there have been rare wonders to see in the sky. Up next: the Blaze Star explosion

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Parade Of Planets 2024

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Are you ready for the Parade of Planets 2024!? Early-risers, keep your eyes peeled for Jupiter, Uranus, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, and even the dwarf planet Pluto which will be in the sky at the same time before sunrise from June 24-July 4, 2024. Also, you’ll be able to watch the Moon pass by each planet

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June Night Sky Guide (June 2024)

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The June night sky has many highlights, including the first full Moon of summer followed by the kick-off of this year’s Parade of Planets! Spark conversation and feast your eyes on unique sights with our June Night Sky Guide 2024. Farmers’ Almanac expert astronomical reports have been in continuous publication since 1818. June Night Sky

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May Night Sky Guide (May 2024)

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The May night sky has many highlights, including a chance to see ancient dust from Halley’s Comet (as shooting stars), the Spring Triangle (a giant triangle—easy for kids to spot!), and the full Flower Moon. Early risers will get a chance to see the Moon kissing Saturn in the predawn May sky. All these sky

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August Night Sky Guide August 2023

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August’s night sky includes two supermoons (the full Sturgeon Moon and a Blue Moon), the best meteor shower of the year (The Perseids), and many other dazzling summer sights. Learn everything you need to know about the night sky in our calendar of sky events here. If you have any questions, please let us know

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April Night Sky Guide (April 2024)

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The April night sky has many highlights, including bright planet pairings with the Moon, shooting stars, and the Full Pink Moon. A few sky events worth noting: Day becomes night with the Great Solar Eclipse, the Moon “kisses” Jupiter one last time, and meteor shower season kicks off with the Lyrids (from constellation Lyra). You’ll

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March Night Sky Guide (March 2024)

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The March night sky has many highlights, including many bright planet pairings with Moon, iconic stars, and the Full Worm Moon reaching peak illumination during the first few days of spring! A couple of sky events worth noting: Jupiter and the Moon meet again in the March sky nearly a month after their celestial “kiss”

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Monthly Stargazing Night Sky Guide: The Big Dipper, North Star, And More!

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The Farmers’ Almanac Night Sky Guide tells you sky watchers how to find the Big Dipper, North Star, and every month’s brightest stars. Learn about stargazing; how to “star hop” by locating one star with another! Plus, plan ahead with our list of Top Sky Events 2024. Have questions? Share with your fellow stargazing community

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