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Have you ever noticed that on an overcast day the sun will often break through the clouds close to midday?

Named after the Roman god of war, the planet Mars was probably associated with the deity Mars because of its reddish tinge. Red was the color of anger, fire, war, and blood.

Sister planet. Nearest neighbor. Goddess of love. How appealing the planet Venus sounds! 

In 2015, the autumnal equinox brings the start of fall on the 23rd at 4:21 A.M. Enjoy a first day of fall facts, folklore, and more!

Our "Planting by the Moon's Phase" gardening calendar is a longtime Old Farmer's Almanac tradition. According to this practice, cycles of the Moon affect plant growth. 

When does spring 2015 begin? On this page, get informed about the vernal equinox...

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

Here are highlights of the November 2015 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.


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