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Night Sky for January 2021
Look up! It’s the January 2021 Sky Watch! This month, Jupiter and Saturn are still bright in the...
Orion the Hunter Reigns in the Winter Sky
All of Orion’s stars are easy to spot in the winter sky. We’re in a period of dark, moonless,...
Night Sky Map for January 2021: The Brightest Sky of the Year
Our January 2021 Sky Map hones in on the best of the month’s night sky—with accompanying text—so it...
Night Sky for December 2020
What’s up in the December 2020 night sky? Get ready for the Great Conjunction! This historic...
Night Sky for November 2020
Welcome to the Sky Watch for November 2020. See the Moon and orange Mars on Wednesday, November 25...
The Seven Sisters at Halloween
It’s an annual autumn ritual: The reappearance of the glorious Seven Sisters. Around Halloween,...
Night Sky for October 2020
Welcome to the Almanac’s Sky Watch for October 2020. Mars is at its most visible and brightest....
Night Sky for September 2020
Mark your calendars for September 24 and 25 when Jupiter and Saturn hover due south at 8:30 p.m....
Night Sky for August 2020
Look up! The month of August ends with the waxing Moon meeting giant planets Jupiter and Saturn in...
Night Sky for July 2020
Welcome to the Almanac’s Sky Watch for July 2020. Plan ahead for the top stargazing sights of the...
Night Sky for June 2020
Welcome to the Almanac Sky Watch for June 2020. This month, we say goodbye to nightime Venus;...
Night Sky Map for May 2020: Asterisms
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for May 2020! This month, learn about asterisms, which are unofficial...
Night Sky Map for April 2020: Minor Constellations
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for April 2020! This month, we focus on lesser-known constellations...
How to Find Sirius, the Dog Star
Who hasn’t heard of the Dog Star, Sirius? It’s the brightest star in the sky in late winter and...
Stargazing with Orion in March
During the month of March, the most widely recognized constellation at nightfall is Orion, standing...
Night Sky for March 2020
Here’s the March 2020 guide to the night sky. Watch three bright planets and the crescent Moon come...
Night Sky for February 2020
Here’s the February 2020 Guide to the Bright Planets from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. This month,...
Betelgeuse and Orion: Maximum Weirdness
This past week, the star Betelgeuse (Orion’s “left shoulder”) dimmed. Most reports jumped on the...
Night Sky for November 2019
The highlight for our November 2019 Sky Watch is the Venus and Jupiter Conjunction on November 24. ...
Night Sky for October 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for October 2019. Jupiter and Saturn dominate the night for all to see—...
Night Sky for September 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for September 2019. Jupiter and Saturn can be found in the sky at...
Night Sky for August 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for August 2019. Bright Jupiter and Saturn are wonderfully positioned this...
Night Sky for July 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for July 2019. This month, see Jupiter and Saturn shine all night long....
Night Sky for May 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for May 2019! We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the...
Night Sky for April 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for April 2019! We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the...
The Big Dipper in the Spring Sky
The Big Dipper is an old friend to most of us. Poetically, it is spring itself, the season of...
Night Sky for March 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for March 2019! We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the...
Sky Map: March 2019
The Big Dipper is more than just a fan-favorite constellation! Using it as an anchor point, you can...
Night Sky for February 2019
Sky Watch February 2019 by Bob Berman, as featured in The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac In February,...
Sky Map: February 2019
Are you a stargazer? We’ll be your guide. The night sky for February 2019 showcases some awesome...
Night Sky for January 2019
The new year kicks off with a total eclipse of the Moon on January 20–21, 2019. Here are highlights...
Sky Map: January 2019
Look up! Our printable sky map for January 2019 helps you navigate the stars and constellations! ...
December 2018 Night Sky Guide
Which planets can be seen in the night sky? In the Sky Watch for December 2018, Bob Berman...
Sky Map (Star Chart): December 2018
See this printable sky map for December to navigate the skies! This December, the Moon serves as a...
Sky Map (Star Chart): December 2018
See this printable sky map for December 2018 to navigate the skies! This month, we let the Moon...
How to See Orion: The Hunter Constellation
In December, many people start to notice Orion the Hunter in the night sky. It’s one of the most...
November 2018 Night Sky Guide
Mid-November, the Moon pairs up with Saturn and Mars. Venus gets brighter. And another meteor...
Sky Map (Star Chart): November 2018
See this printable sky map for November 2018 to navigate the skies! This month, what is the ...
October 2018 Night Sky Guide
Here are highlights of the October 2018 night sky! We’ll help you spot bright planets, meteor...
Sky Map (Star Chart): October 2018
See this printable sky map for October to navigate the skies and look for Camelopardalis and...
Sky Map (Star Chart): September 2018
See this printable sky map for September to navigate the skies and look for Algol, the “Demon Star...
Sky Map (Star Chart): August 2018
See this printable sky map for August to navigate the skies on the night of the great Perseid...