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What Is Lunar X?

What Is Lunar X?

You’ve heard of the Man on the Moon but what about an X on the Moon? Learn what this “X” is and when you might be able to see it!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To March 2016

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To March 2016

Here’s an overview of what you can expect to see in March 2016, including the brilliant Jupiter, the Zodiacal light, and more!

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Now Is A Great Time To View Jupiter

Now Is A Great Time To View Jupiter

The largest planet in our solar system shines brightly in the evening sky now, with a spectacular pairing with the nearly-full Moon. Learn when and where to look!

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Brilliant Earth!

Brilliant Earth!

Did you know that the Earth shines between 45 and 100 times more brightly than the Moon? Learn more!

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Moon To Hit the “Bull’s Eye” On January 19th

Moon To Hit the “Bull’s Eye” On January 19th

Mark your calendars to watch this “eclipse” as the Moon moves over one of the night sky’s brightest stars.

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Will We Really Be Plunged Into 15 Straight Days of Darkness?

Will We Really Be Plunged Into 15 Straight Days of Darkness?

Astronomer Joe Rao exposes some of the most common hoaxes circulating the internet, especially one that’s slated to strike this weekend!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To November 2015

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To November 2015

Attention skywatchers! There are lots of amazing things going on in the evening (and early morning) sky this month!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To October 2015

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To October 2015

Look at all the exciting things going on in the night sky this month, including two meteor showers and the full Hunters’ Moon!

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A Terminator That’s Science, Not Fiction!

A Terminator That’s Science, Not Fiction!

No this isn’t a story about cyborgs! Learn more about the line where light meets dark on both the Moon and planet Earth.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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