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Farmers' Almanac Astronomy

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

Recent Astronomy Articles

A “Gem” Of A Meteor Shower To Stage A Brilliant Show

A “Gem” Of A Meteor Shower To Stage A Brilliant Show

Great balls of fire! One the very best annual meteor displays is coming this week! Learn when and where to watch.

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Why Don’t Constellations Look Anything Like What They’re Named?

Why Don’t Constellations Look Anything Like What They’re Named?

Have you ever looked at a star formation and thought, “how’d they come up with that name?” Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Learn more.

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Spot These Notable Star Clusters Near The Milky Way

Spot These Notable Star Clusters Near The Milky Way

The Milky Way is always a fascinating sight, but the stars within it also provide their own show. We explain which ones to locate this fall.

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