Astronomy

Rise & Set

Today's Sun

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Sunset

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Today's Moon Phase

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Moonset

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Sky Watch


Each month, we highlight special astronomical events to help you explore the stars, Moon, and night sky from your own backyard. See the Almanac Sky Watchand sky map.

Full Moon Video

Full MoonLearn about August's Full Moon, folklore and facts. Watch the Sturgeon Moon video!

Eclipse Dates


See which eclipses will be visible across North America.
Click for 2014 Eclipse Dates.

Meteor Showers

Meteor Shower GuideCatch a star! See meteor showers dates for 2014 —plus viewing tips.

Astronomy Blog

Moon Question of the Day

Why does the Moon not rotate around its own axis? More

Moon Folklore of the Day

It is unlucky to point at the new Moon or view any Moon over your shoulder. More

Sky Maps (Star Chart)

Sky Map
Get free Sky Maps (Star Charts) to find your way around the night sky—printable, too!
See Sky Maps for August.

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.

Forums

Astronomy Forum

Find like-minded people and friendly discussion. Click on the links below to read recent topics and to post comments.

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