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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

See Mercury and Venus Before Sunrise

See Mercury and Venus Before Sunrise

The so-called “inferior” planets are now in the spring morning skies. Learn when and where to view them!

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This Month: Mars and Jupiter: Sights To Behold

This Month: Mars and Jupiter: Sights To Behold

Both planets will be bright and easy to spot this month. Learn when and where to look!

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Comet Crumbs Light Up The Sky!

Comet Crumbs Light Up The Sky!

You might wonder, “What’s the point of getting up before dawn to watch?” The answer is you might still see something spectacular! Learn more!

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When Is The Best Time To Observe The Moon?

When Is The Best Time To Observe The Moon?

Most might say when it’s full, but that’s probably the worst time to look at it! Learn why.

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