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The 2016 Farmers Almanac
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Category — Astronomy

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!

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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This Month: A “Super” Supermoon

Get ready for a bigger, brighter full Moon! Learn more about this month’s supermoon which arrives on November 14th and is the closest to Earth in nearly 70 years!

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See The Moon, Venus and Saturn After Sunset

Be sure to head outside after sunset to catch this celestial grouping. Learn more.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to November 2016

This month brings us some exciting things to see in the evening sky, including two meteor showers, the Pleiades star cluster, and the closest full Moon since 1948! Learn more.

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A different kind of election: “Name That Moon”

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The Great Square of Pegasus: Don’t Confuse It With The Big Dipper!

The famed winged horse of Greek mythology is easy to find on these autumn nights. But its shape is often confused with another well-known star cluster. Learn more.

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Autumn’s Stars in the Celestial Sea

Many of the season’s “watery” constellations have a rich body of lore and mythology associated with them. Learn more.

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