The Old Farmer's Almanac - Weather, Gardening, Full Moon, Best Days, Astronomy, News

Today is Day 277 of 2023

78 days until winter begins

Question of the Day

Is there something I can do in the garden this fall to control bugs that will eat my vegetables next season?

Upcoming Holidays

Columbus Day

Indigenous Peoples' Day

Thanksgiving (Canada)

Leif Eriksson Day

Word of the Day

The point in the Moon’s orbit that is closest to Earth.

Puzzle of the Day

My first is company; my second shuns company; my third assembles company; my whole amuses company. (What’s the word? Each clue is a syllable!)

See Best Days by Activity

Find out when to start a diet to lose weight, cut hair to increase growth, plant vegetables, quit smoking, lose weight, wean, mow grass to slow growth, and more activities, based on the Moon’s sign.

Planting Calendar

Gardening for Everyone

Learn How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

Find our FREE online series of step-by-step guides! Think of it as a “Gardening 101” masterclass with your trusted Almanac gardening experts as your teachers. Learn more!

Next Full Moon

The October full Moon, the Full Hunter's Moon, will occur on Saturday, October 28, 2023.

Sunrise and Sunset

Also, see moon rise and visible planets for your area.

About The Almanac

About the Almanac

What is The Old Farmer’s Almanac? For more than 225 years, we’ve been the go-to resource for everything under the Sun—including the Moon! We may be “old,” but in fact we’re new every year—and even every day. Find out what makes our little yellow book so special.

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