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Astronomy

Rise & Set

Today's Sun

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Moon Question of the Day

Is there a rhyme about the color of the Moon and how this color can foretell the weather? More

Moon Folklore of the Day

The circle of the moon never filled a pond; the circle of the sun wets a shepherd. More

Eclipse Dates


See which eclipses will be visible across North America. See 2015 and 2016 Eclipse Dates.

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

Meteor Showers

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

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.


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