Moon Articles

Find the July Buck Moon phases—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

Find the June Strawberry Moon phases—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

Find Full Moon May 2014 dates, best days for the Full Flower Moon, folklore, and more.

You've heard of "somewhere over the rainbow." But how about "somewhere over the moonbow"?

The captivating crescent may be the Moon's most fascinating phase. See why, where, and when it occurs in a free sample article from The 2011 Old Farmer's Almanac, "The Light of the Slivery Moon."

Here are 2014 dates for setting chicken eggs by the Moon's sign. According to tradition, this age-old practice will produce chickens that are healthier and mature faster.

Here’s a little something deliciously arcane for those who long for the “simplicity” of life before computers . . .

Listed in the Astronomical Glossary of The Old Farmer's Almanac is the word Epact, expressed as a number from 1 to 30.

Find the April Pink Moon phases—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

It's the Snow Moon! Find February Full Moon phases for 2015—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

The Moon's orbit periodically grows rounder and then more oval; it is never a perfect circle. The point at which it is nearest Earth each month is called its perigee (this varies throughout the year). The point at which the Moon is farthest from Earth each...