Astronomy Articles

Planet Saturn is at its best this first week of June, 2016. as it comes closest to Earth. It’s easy to find,... read more
Here at the Almanac, we have long believed that solar activity can influence weather here on Earth... read more
Welcome to the April 2016 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ... read more
April 2016 is the year’s best time to see planet Mercury as an evening star. It’s strangely... read more
See ten common astronomy blunders that we’ll help you avoid! Let’s start with the equinox. We read... read more
This year, the early spring weather really is warmer than normal. Nope, you did not imagine it!... read more
Enjoy our special March Equinox 2016 Show this weekend! Celebrate spring’s earliest arrival since... read more
It’s a lunar eclipse! Get ready for an eclipse of the full Moon! Should we call our friends? Wake... read more
Spring will be off to a very early start in 2016, thanks to leap day weirdness! Have you noticed... read more
Welcome to the March 2016 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ... read more
When does fall 2016 begin? See information on the autumnal equinox dates, facts, and folklore from... read more
Let me prove how easy and fun astronomy can be.  And how dramatic.  All you need is a mostly clear... read more
In 2016, winter begins on December 21, 5:44 A.M. EDT. Learn more about the winter solstice, facts,... read more
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s Meteor Showers Guide for 2016 for the dates of... read more
There’s something special about the new Moon.  We’ve all felt it.  For astronomers, new Moon means... read more
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for March 2016 as well as a printable... read more
Welcome to the February 2016 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ... read more
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, is named for the Roman god of agriculture. In Greek... read more
Named after the Roman god of war, the planet Mars was probably associated with the deity Mars... read more
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for February 2016 as well as a... read more
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for January 2016 as well as a printable... read more
Welcome to the January 2016 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ... read more
Here’s a list of the best fishing days and times for 2016, when the Moon is between new and full (... read more
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2016.  According to tradition... read more
Here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we are excited to sponsor tours and travel to destinations that... read more
Only in astronomy does “half” and “quarter” mean the same thing. At least, when we’re talking about... read more
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for NOVEMBER 2015 as well as a... read more
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for December 2015 as well as a... read more
This past winter, I had the opportunity to spend 6 days in Alaska on The Old Farmer’s Almanac... read more
Can I convince you to wake up just before dawn?  What if I tell you it’s the greatest planetary... read more
One of the joys of working with weather is that I also work with satellite pictures. We have all... read more
The sun is the most powerful object in our neighborhood. Its nuclear furnace creates blistering... read more
It’s the headline sky event of 2015: The total eclipse of the Harvest Moon. Also called the... read more
Coming up next week is the Blood Moon. Also called the MegaMoon. Or, the Mega Harvest Moon. Or, the... read more
Get ready for the … Mega-Harvest-Blood Moon Total Eclipse! It's coming up—one of the biggest sky... read more
Since 1793, when The Old Farmer’s Almanac began tracking heavenly events and seasonal changes, the... read more
Welcome to the September 2015 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. We’ll tell you the... read more
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for SEPTEMBER 2015 as well as a... read more
This week, planet Neptune hovers at its nearest to Earth for the whole year. This giant blue gas... read more
Welcome to this month’s Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. We’ll tell you the best... read more
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for AUGUST 2015 as well as a printable... read more

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