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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

The Northern Cross For Christmas

The Northern Cross For Christmas

Read when and where to see this bright asterism that lies within the Milky Way galaxy.

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A “Gem” Of A Meteor Display: The Geminids Are Coming This Month!

A “Gem” Of A Meteor Display: The Geminids Are Coming This Month!

If you love shooting stars, then get ready! This celestial fireworks display peaks on December 13th and 14th, will be one of the year’s best! Find out more.

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On December 8th, The Sun Goes To Bed Early

On December 8th, The Sun Goes To Bed Early

If the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year, why does the earliest sunset occur two weeks prior? Find out!

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