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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

Get Ready For The Arrival of Fall!

Get Ready For The Arrival of Fall!

Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 10:21 a.m. EDT, marks the first day of fall with the Autumnal Equinox. But what does that mean, exactly? We explain.

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Shine On Harvest Moon!

Shine On Harvest Moon!

Is September’s full Moon always the Harvest Moon? Find out what astronomers and folklore traditions have to say about it.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To September 2016

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To September 2016

This month, we’ll be treated to lots of wonderful celestial events, including the full Harvest Moon and a Saturn and Mars line up. Learn where and when to watch!

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Winter is Coming – This Week in the Sky!

Winter is Coming – This Week in the Sky!

Ok winter isn’t quite here, but in the sky the stars will make you think it is winter. Here’s why.

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