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The 2016 Farmers Almanac
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Category — Astronomy

Earliest Summer Solstice in 120 Years

This year summer officially starts the earliest it has in 120 years. Read on for more summer solstice facts and trivia.

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This Week’s Sky Show Features Saturn

Saturn, the solar system’s “Lord of the Rings,” is currently enjoying its finest month of visibility since the 2004. Learn more about where and when to catch a glimpse of this shining “star.”

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A Look at Libra

A look at a mispronounced constellation in the sky.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to June 2016

A summer triangle, earliest sunrise, Mars, and more. Find out what to look for in the night sky this month.

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How Dark Is Your Night Sky?

Here’s a great way to test how dark you night sky is, which will tell you how successful you’ll be at stargazing.

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What is Moon Illusion?

Ever notice how big the Moon appears at times or in pictures? It’s called Moon Illusion. Learn more.

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A Blue Moon By Another Definition

Why is May’s full Moon a blue Moon when it’s not the second full Moon this month?

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May Is The Month of Mars

We are thinking about renaming the month of May to Mars month. Find out why, and get your telescopes and binoculars ready.

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