Astronomy Articles

Here are highlights of the Harvest Moon for September 2014. The Almanac's monthly Moon guide keeps you informed about full Moon names, Moon phase dates, and Best Days by the Moon.

Find the August Sturgeon Moon phases—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

Heard about the Supermoon for July 2014? Here's more information on July's Full  Buck Moon—plus, full Moon names, best days by the Moon, and more.

We see meteor showers, or shooting stars, when the Earth travels though clouds of particles left by comets (or asteroids).

Find the June Strawberry Moon phases for 2015—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

It's the Full Moon for May 2015—the Flower Moon! Find Moon phase dates plus best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

In the latter half of 2010 Jupiter will be making it's brightest, closest appearance in over 45 years! Find out why Jupiter will be so close to Earth, and where you can see it! Then, check out our fascinating facts about Jupiter.

Here’s a little something deliciously arcane for those who long for the “simplicity” of life before computers . . .

Listed in the Astronomical Glossary of The Old Farmer's Almanac is the word Epact, expressed as a number from 1 to 30.

Find the 2015 April Pink Moon phases—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

Whether you're  a beginner sky watcher or a serious astronomer, here are astronomy resources that will help you watch the heavens.