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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

The Demon Star Winks This Month

The Demon Star Winks This Month

Halloween may be over but now is the time to spot Algol, known as the demon star, winking from a severed head! See when and where to look — no binoculars needed!

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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide To November 2017

Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide To November 2017

November is a great month to stargaze! Look for a spectacular planetary line-up, 3 meteor showers, the Seven Sisters, and the most identifiable of constellations, Orion The Mighty Hunter.

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Locate Cassiopeia, The Vain Queen, In The Stars

Locate Cassiopeia, The Vain Queen, In The Stars

The bright stars of Cassiopeia are easy to spot if you know what to look for, and her tale from Greek mythology is much like a soap opera.

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