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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 July 2016

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to July 2016

July is a great time to stargaze. Check out what and when to look for stars, planets and more this month.

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Earliest Summer Solstice in 120 Years

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

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 Libra

A look at a mispronounced constellation in the sky.

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