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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 April 2016

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To April 2016

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the sky during the month of April 2016, including a meteor shower, a pairing of the Moon and Mercury, a trio of planets, and much more!

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How Many Stars Are There, Really?

How Many Stars Are There, Really?

Astronomers often get asked this question, and the answer may surprise you!

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Star Light, Star Bright

Star Light, Star Bright

Many astronomy stories refer to the magnitude of a star or planet. But what exactly does that mean? Find out!

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