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Astronomy

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

Look Up At The Night Sky (January 2021)

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January is an exciting month to look to the heavens. Below is a stargazer’s guide to January 2021’s celestial events. Take note that we sometimes will use angular degrees to define the separation between two objects, such as (for example) the Moon and a bright planet. Keep in mind that the width of your clenched

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Astronomical Terms and Definitions Glossary

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Our glossary includes definitions of astronomical terms that are commonly used on in the Farmers’ Almanac and on FarmersAlmanac.com. Aph. – Aphelion: The point at which a body in an elliptical orbit around the Sun is at its greatest distance from the Sun. Earth is in aphelion in early July. Apo. – Apogee: The point at

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Look Up At The Night Sky (August 2020)

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Here is a listing of celestial events you might want to look for during these spring/summer nights in August. All times are listed as Eastern Daylight Time for the Northern Hemisphere. Take note that we sometimes will use angular degrees to define the separation between two objects, such as (for example) the Moon and a

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Look Up At The Night Sky (September 2020)

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There’s a lot to see in the sky during these fall nights and early mornings in September, including a full Corn Moon and stunning planetary pairings. Mark your calendars! All times are listed as Eastern Daylight Time for the Northern Hemisphere. Take note that we sometimes will use angular degrees to define the separation between

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