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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

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to December 2016

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to December 2016

There are so many things to see in the sky this the month, including 2 meteor showers, another bright, full Moon, and several celestial pairings!

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This Week: Look For Our Solar System’s Smallest and Largest Planets

This Week: Look For Our Solar System’s Smallest and Largest Planets

Both Mercury and Jupiter can be spotted this month, but they’re keeping opposite schedules. Learn more!

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Remembering The Great Leonid Meteor Storm of 1966

Remembering The Great Leonid Meteor Storm of 1966

The Leonid Meteor Showers will peak this week. This year marks the 50th anniversary of a spectacular meteor display like no other. Learn more!

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Mars is on the Move!

Mars is on the Move!

You may have noticed Mars is getting dimmer. Find out why and where you can spot it paired up with the Moon this week!

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