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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 May 2016

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To May 2016

There are some exciting things happening in the night sky this month, including a Blue Moon, a meteor shower from the dust of Halley’s Comet, and much more!

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The Big Dipper: More Than Meets The Eye

The Big Dipper: More Than Meets The Eye

Could the stars within the Big Dipper help you pass an eye test? Learn more.

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What Are The Colors of Stars?

What Are The Colors of Stars?

Many stars appear white in the night sky, but are there other colors as well? Find out!

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