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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 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.

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.


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