Astronomy Articles

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

Long ago, people could find their way in the outdoors without a compass—at night or during the day, using natural directional signs. Here are some pointers for the next time you are camping, hiking, or just outdoors. Don't get lost!

You may have heard that Pluto is no longer a planet. Here's the skinny on what was once known as our Sun's smallest planet.

Find the October Hunter's Moon phases for 2014—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

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 for 2015—plus, best days by the Moon, traditional Moon names, and more.

Learn about the Full Buck Moon for July—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.