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

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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February’s Night Sky Guide (February 2022)

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February’s night sky will feature a Full Snow Moon, a great view of Venus, and a few more planetary line ups that you may want to catch. Here’s a calendar listing of what’s going on in February’s night sky. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time. February 1- New Moon The New Moon arrives just

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Look Up At the Night Sky (January 2022)

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Winter is a great time to view the night sky. With less haze and humidity, the sky is at its brightest and clearest. This month Mercury, Venus, Mars and a Meteor Shower will make their appearance known. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can refer to it throughout the month. By date here

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