Farmers’ Almanac astronomy provides the best times to view meteor showers, full moons, facts about planets and stars, plus more!
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If you’ve ever looked at the calendar pages in your copy of the Farmers’ Almanac, you may have noticed that we refer to the planets as stars. Find out why.
Do you know the difference between the astrological and astronomical positions of the Moon? Learn why the Farmers' Almanac includes both.
Is it possible that a star could appear red or green in color?
In Canada and Northern portions of the United States, the Big Dipper is visible year round and is one of the most prominent groups of stars in the night sky. Learn more!
When is the next full Moon? We have dates, times, names, and folklore for the year!
This table lists some of the best-known meteor showers. If your location observes Daylight Saving Time, please add one hour to the time shown. All times given are listed in Eastern Time. The best way to watch for meteors is to find a place with a clear view of the sky and arrange for deck
full Moon is a perfect opportunity to spot the "Man in the Moon." How is it formed? We explain the science and the myths and legends behind the famous lunar phenomenon. Read More
Ever wonder why we have seasons? Learn more here.
Have you ever seen a ghostly ring around the Moon? We explain what it's called and what causes it.
A fascinating look at the Moon's influence on Earth's ocean tides.