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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

What’s The Difference Between Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors?

What’s The Difference Between Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors?

When studying astronomy and all the interesting things in space, some of the terms can get confusing. We explain some of the ones that are commonly confused.

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This Month: Brilliant Venus Transitions To The Morning Sky

This Month: Brilliant Venus Transitions To The Morning Sky

Venus has put on a spectacular show this winter as an evening “star,” but things shift, starting this month. Find out when and where to look to see this dazzling celestial world.

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This Month: Mercury Comes Out of Hiding

This Month: Mercury Comes Out of Hiding

Mercury is usually hidden in the glare of the Sun but this month, skywatchers are in for a treat. Find out when the best times are to view it.

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Sky Watch: The Moon Covers The Eye of the Bull

Sky Watch: The Moon Covers The Eye of the Bull

On Saturday night, March 4th, look for an eclipse of a different sort! Find out when and where to look.

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