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  • The Expanding Universe

    if the universe is expanding, what does this mean? Enjoy the new Almanac astronomy column by Bob Berman, "This Week's Amazing Sky."

    Expanding Universe

Rise & Set

Today's Sun


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Today's Moon Phase


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Moon Question of the Day

Has the Moon always been the same distance from the Earth? More

Moon Folklore of the Day

If the moon is seen between the scud and broken clouds during a gale, it is expected to cuff away... More

Astronomy Blog

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.

Sky Watch

Each month, we highlight what's happening in the skies—including bright planets, conjunctions, and meteor showers. Read Sky Watch.

Sky Maps (Star Chart)

Sky Map JUNE
Get free, printable Sky Maps (Star Charts) to find your way around the night sky.
View Sky Maps for JUNE.

Meteor Showers

Meteor Shower GuideCatch a star! See meteor showers dates for 2015 —plus viewing tips.

Eclipse Dates

Which eclipses are visible where you live? Check the 2015 and 2016 Eclipse Dates.

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Astronomy Forum

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