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 (November 2021)

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This month will be an exciting month for viewing stunning planets, multiple meteor showers, a partial lunar eclipse, and the full Beaver Moon. Be sure to bookmark this page and refer to it all month long!

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