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Farmers’ Almanac astronomy provides the best times to view meteor showers, full moons, facts about planets and stars, plus more!

Recent Astronomy Articles

A Serpent In The Sky?

A Serpent In The Sky?

Learn more about the mythology surrounding the constellation Serpens, who uses it in their company logo, and when and where to view it.

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This Week: See Polaris, The North Star in the Little Dipper

This Week: See Polaris, The North Star in the Little Dipper

With the Moon out of the way in this week’s evening sky, now is a good time to see the stars that make up the Little Dipper, including the North Star. We tell you how to locate it.

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The Summer Solstice Arrives Wednesday!

The Summer Solstice Arrives Wednesday!

Summer officially arrives on June 21st at 12:24 a.m. EDT. Learn more about the traditions and lore surrounding this astronomical event, and why it’s our longest day of the year.

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Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Ever wonder? We have the answer.

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