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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 July's Full Moon, folklore and facts. Watch the Buck Moon video!

Eclipse Dates

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

Astronomy Blog

Moon Question of the Day

What is the temperature on the Moon? More

Moon Folklore of the Day

Circles round the moon always foretell wind from the side where they break, and a remarkable bril... 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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