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

Recent Astronomy Articles

The Great  American Solar Eclipse – When And Where To View

The Great American Solar Eclipse – When And Where To View

On Monday, August 21, 2017, North Americans will get an opportunity to observe a total eclipse of the Sun. See our list of cities and times for best viewing, plus a full color map!

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Make Your Own Pinhole Reflector To Safely View The Solar Eclipse!

Make Your Own Pinhole Reflector To Safely View The Solar Eclipse!

Safely view the Great American Eclipse with this easy DIY project.

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Look Up It’s Vega, Not the North Star

Look Up It’s Vega, Not the North Star

This week’s night sky features a very bright star called Vega. Learn more about this interesting star.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to August 2016

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to August 2016

There are lots of great reasons to look skyward in August, including the best meteor shower of 2016, the year’s closest conjunction of two planets, and a five-planet line up. Learn more!

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