Astronomy Articles

Every naked eye solar system object now appears at the same time. Like a string of pearls, the...

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Herbal salves (a term often used interchangeably with ointments, creams, balms, and unguents; I've... read more
The Whirlpool Galaxy, or M51, is a massive spiral type galaxy that is positioned beautifully face... read more
The space storms are coming! The space storms are coming! Call out Paul Revere! Hide the women and... read more
Here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we are excited to sponsor tours and travel to destinations that... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
If you're one of the many who endured a tough winter this year, consider yourself lucky. In... read more
Our Moon glossary includes definitions of lunar terms that are commonly used on www.Almanac.com. ... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
I've been cooped up inside looking out the window hoping for a clear night to setup my... read more
Everyone needs a hobby. On March 29, we saw the Sun’s newest hobby. It knit a “Magnetic Crochet”... read more
Most people noticed how hot July was back in 2012, but most people don’t realize how close we came... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
Have you ever noticed your cat intently watching nothing? No matter how hard you look, there is... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
We are going to jump ship here and head back toward Earth for a close-up on Jupiter. Exploring... read more
Even as Arctic air is freezing us this December, the North Pole is moving farther away! If you... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
The first Thanksgiving dinner really did include pumpkin pie.  Pilgrim cooks hollowed out small... read more
This Thanksgiving Day, 200 tons of cosmic dust will slam into the Earth’s atmosphere! While most... read more
Episode 3: A Star is Born! If you are one of those people who has peered out into the darkness of... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
Episode 2 - The Witch! By now, hopefully, you should be able to spot Orion. He rises a little... read more
I'm an astrophotographer from Southern Utah with a special interest in exploring the night sky via... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
Look up! You can see the biggest somersault in the solar system. The sun is in the middle of a... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to... read more
Moon a night away from full. The coyotes on the ridgetop glimpse it rising a few moments before the... read more
“Having a blast” isn’t always a good thing. When you are talking about space weather, solar storms... read more
When most people think of the North Pole, they think of Santa Claus and his workshop of jolly elves... read more
You've probably heard the expression, “The near side of the Moon.” Read on to learn what this means... read more
Comets are quite the celestial spectacle.  Would you believe that they are simply pieces of dusty ... read more
Who hasn't turned down a road to confront a low, horizon-hugging Moon that seems enormous? This is... read more
Thousands of years ago, people spent hours gazing at the night sky. They found that by connecting... read more
Have you ever noticed that on an overcast day the sun will often break through the clouds close to ... read more
Sister planet. Nearest neighbor. Goddess of love. How appealing the planet Venus sounds!  But the... read more

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