Astronomy

Rise & Set

Today's Sun

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Sunset

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Today's Moon Phase

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Moonset

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Sky Watch


Each month, we highlight special astronomical events to help you explore the stars, Moon, and night sky from your own backyard. See the Almanac Sky Watchand sky map.

Astronomy Blog

Full Moon Video

Full MoonLearn about September's Full Moon, folklore and facts. Watch video here.

Eclipse Dates


See which eclipses will be visible across North America. See 2014 and 2015 Eclipse Dates.

Moon Question of the Day

What have our astronauts left behind on the surface of the Moon? More

Moon Folklore of the Day

Clear Moon, Frost soon. -Scottish proverb More

Northern Lights Tour!

Northern Lights Tour
Join the Almanac for the Northern Lights Tour in March, 2015! See the itinerary and learn more here.

Sky Maps (Star Chart)

Sky Map
Get free Sky Maps (Star Charts) to find your way around the night sky—printable, too!
See Sky Maps for September.

Meteor Showers

Meteor Shower GuideCatch a star! See meteor showers dates for 2014 —plus viewing tips.

Tide Predictor

Tide Predictor With the Tide Predictions Calculator, find high and low beach tides for any location in the U.S. and Canada for any date.

Forums

Astronomy Forum

Find like-minded people and friendly discussion. Click on the links below to read recent topics and to post comments.

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