Astronomy Articles

Find the Full Moon for May 2016 dates—plus, Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and more... read more
In October, 2016, the Full Moon rises on the 16th, so Halloween trick-or-treaters this year will be... read more
Find equinox and solstice dates for 2016 and 2017—marking the beginning of spring, summer, autumn,... read more
Find out more about the so-called discovery of Planet Nine and win brand-new binoculars in our Name... read more
Step out anytime after 7:30 P.M. Look around for anything bright. The first thing you’ll notice is... read more
Everyone loves comets.  When we get a bright one every 15 or 20 years the world goes nuts.  We... read more
The 2016 Northern Lights Tour With The Old Farmer’s Almanac—back by popular demand! Join us on our... read more
Every holiday season, planetariums present their “Star of Wonder” show, which offers astronomical... read more
The darkest afternoon—our earliest sunset—is upon us. For most of us, the darkest day of winter... read more
Look straight up at a star—and see where you are heading! Something very cool is overhead. Next... read more
On recent full Moons, have you seen the media urging everyone to rush out and see the Supermoon?... read more
Should Pluto be a planet? Having now seen some of our first-ever close-up pictures of Pluto, let’s... read more
Last weekend was Halloween, so we’re now primed for spooky things. This week, the Moon doesn’t rise... read more
The action remains glued to the morning sky.  We’re talking 6:00 AM.  Normally, planet conjunctions... read more
The wild morning display continues! See four planets performing the year’s best conjunctions. It’s... read more
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for OCTOBER 2015 as well as a printable... read more
Welcome to the October 2015 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ... read more
Planet Saturn is at its best this first week of June, 2016. as it comes closest to Earth. It’s easy... read more
Native Americans’ Full Moon names were created to help different tribes track the seasons. Think of... read more
A common lunar puzzle involves the timing of moonrise. Folks who enjoy the outdoors and the wonders... read more
The Blue Moon meets the Red Planet—just as it comes closest to Earth—on May 21, 2016. Get ready for... read more
Why do stars twinkle? And why don’t planets? You’d think the “Twinkle, Twinkle…” nursery rhyme... read more
Find the Full Moon for May 2016 dates—plus, Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and more... read more
Astronomers have been ranting and raving about the upcoming Transit of Mercury, on Monday, May 9. ... read more
Our sky map for May 2016 is a free and printable star chart to see stars and constellations in the... read more
In the May 2016 Sky Watch you’ll find stargazing highlights and astronomy tips on what to see in... read more
Celebrate the Full Moon of April—also called the Pink Moon. Enjoy the facts, folklore, and more!... read more
You’re invited to our LIVE Pink Moon Show this Thursday evening, April 21, 2016! We, your Almanac... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for December 2016 plus Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and ... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for November, 2016, plus Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore,... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for February 2017 plus Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and ... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for January 2017 plus Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and ... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for March, 2017 plus Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and ... read more
For Moon fans, September, 2016 will provide plenty of Moon action! The month begins and ends with a... read more
In 2016, the Full Moon rises on Thursday, August 18. One week earlier, on August 11th, barely after... read more
Find the June Strawberry Moon phases for 2016—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and ... read more
Maybe you’ve heard those radio commercials. The announcer says, “If you’re looking for a perfect... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for July 2016—plus moon phase dates, best days by the Moon, folklore, and... read more
Go stargazing! Below is a colorful sky map for April 2016 to help you navigate the night sky. Note... read more
The Devil’s Triangle is a striking sky event which will be present in the night sky for the next ... read more
The Old Farmer’s Almanac sponsored a fun contest to name that elusive Planet Nine. For your... read more

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