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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 Pleiades: More Stars Than Meets The Eye

The Pleiades: More Stars Than Meets The Eye

Few star figures are as familiar and unique as the Pleiades, known as the Seven Sisters. Learn more about what makes up this glittery, heavenly cluster.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to January 2017

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to January 2017

Happy New Year! Here’s a calendar of astronomy events for the month, that includes a meteor shower, several planetary line-ups, a full Moon, and more!

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This Week: Sirius Shines Like A Diamond

This Week: Sirius Shines Like A Diamond

Find out why the brightest star in the sky was once known as “The Sparkling Star.”

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Cold Winter Nights Are When Stars Shine Bright

Cold Winter Nights Are When Stars Shine Bright

Winter time is the best time to see all of Mother Nature’s celestial gifts. But why? Find out!

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