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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 Pink Moon Video

Full MoonLearn about April's Full Moon, folklore and facts. Watch the Pink Moon video!

Total Eclipse of Moon!

A total eclipse of the Moon on April 15 starts an exciting series of eclipses that will be visible across North America.
See Eclipse Dates for 2014.

Astronomy Blog

Moon Question of the Day

According to the Moon, when should you cut your hair to make it grow faster? More

Moon Folklore of the Day

Seeing the new moon over your left shoulder is unlucky. More

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.

Meteor Showers

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

Sun Photo Contest

Share your best photos and you could win a prize. Click here to enter the contest.


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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