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Autumnal Equinox 2017:...
The autumnal equinox or September equinox falls on September 22. Here’s everything you need to know about the equinox and signs of the equinox in nature.
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First Day of Seasons 2017
Find equinox and solstice dates for 2017 and 2018—specifically, the March equinox, the June...
Spooky Sky: We Dare You to Go Out!
The Sun is setting earlier and earlier: It’s really dark. The leaves are dropping quickly now, so...
Looking for Planet Nine
What is Planet Nine? Find out more about a possible new planet in our solar system. Everyone likes...
How to See Orion: The Hunter Constellation
Orion the Hunter is a constellation that can be seen by everyone on Earth, so find out how to find...
How to See Comet Catalina
Everyone loves comets. When we get a bright one every 15 or 20 years the world goes nuts. We...
The Star of Bethlehem
What is the Star of Bethlehem, and what is its significance? Every holiday season, planetariums...
When is the Darkest Day of Winter?
The darkest afternoon—our earliest sunset—is upon us. For most of us, the darkest day of winter...
What Star is Directly Overhead?
Look straight up at a star—and see where you are heading! Something very cool is overhead. Next...
What is a Supermoon: Fact or Fiction
On recent full Moons, have you seen the media urging everyone to rush out and see the Supermoon?...
Should Pluto be a Planet?
Should Pluto be a planet? Having now seen some of our first-ever close-up pictures of Pluto, let’s...
October Planet Show Extends its Run
The action remains glued to the morning sky. We’re talking 6:00 AM. Normally, planet conjunctions...
Four Planets Meet in the October 2015 Night Sky!
The wild morning display continues! See four planets performing the year’s best conjunctions. It’s...
Sky Maps (Star Charts): October 2015
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for OCTOBER 2015 as well as a printable...
Sky Watch: October 2015
Welcome to the October 2015 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ...
Navigating the Night Sky
The wonder of the universe is at your fingertips! In this post, we highlight all of the tools that...
Full Moon for June 2018
Learn more about the Full Moon for June 2018. Why is it called the Strawberry Moon? When is the...
Full Moon for July 2018
Learn about the Full Moon for July 2018—the Full Buck Moon—plus, see the best days by the Moon,...
Full Moon for August 2018
The Full Sturgeon Moon rises! Learn more about the full Moon for August 2018—including Moon phase...
Sky Map (Star Chart): September 2017
Look up with the September 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky....
Sky Map (Star Chart): October 2017
Look up with the October 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
The Old, Misunderstood Equinox
The autumnal equinox occurs on Friday afternoon, the 22nd, at 4:02 P.M. The reason for the equinox...
The Cooling Effect of the Sun
As Earth continues to warm, lower solar radiation may help to ease the heat’s impact—temporarily....
Autumnal Equinox 2017: First Day of Fall
The autumnal equinox or September equinox falls on September 22. Here’s everything you need to know...
What Is a Harvest Moon?
In 2017, the Harvest Moon falls in October. When is the Harvest Moon and why is it so special?...
Full Moon for October 2017
When is the Full Moon for October 2017? Did you know that this year, it’s also a Harvest Moon? See...
Space Weather: Sunspots, Solar Flares, and Solar Activity
We have long believed that solar activity can influence weather here on Earth. We are now in Solar...
Why Water Is So Amazing and Unique
It’s hard not to appreciate water, despite it being the most common compound in the cosmos. Besides...
Save Those Eclipse Glasses!
If a total solar eclipse is the grandest celestial spectacle, then a good display of the Northern...
Man in the Moon?
We often speak of seeing “the man in the Moon.” Indeed, an image of a face seems to be imposed on...
Myths About the Moon
Have you ever seen the “Man in the Moon”? Many of us today grew up seeing a face in the Moon, and...
Full Moon for September 2017
Learn about the Full Moon for September 2017—the Full Corn Moon—plus, see Moon phase dates, Best...
Sky Watch: September 2017
Welcome to the September 2017 Sky Watch! See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including...
Wrapping Up The Eclipse
We certainly saw a lot of press about the 2017 total solar eclipse, but what happened? Here’s a...
When a Meteor is Not a Meteor
One of the most frequent topics letter-writers contact us about is meteors. Also known as shooting...
Total Solar Eclipse or Partial Eclipse: Which Will You See?
A total solar eclipse will sweep across the continent on August 21, 2017. However, most of us will...
Observing the Total Eclipse: What to Look For
Lately, several people have asked me what exactly to look for during a total solar eclipse. So if...
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Guide and Map
Ready for the Great American Eclipse? We present The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Guide by Almanac...
Sky Watch: August 2017
Welcome to the August 2017 Sky Watch! The month is packed with sky shows, from the total solar...
Solar Eclipse Safety: How to Protect Your Eyes
The great solar eclipse is now just days away. I hope you will travel to where the eclipse is total...
Solar Eclipse Folklore, Myths, and Superstitions
Here at the The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we do love our folklore and mythology—and there’s nothing...
Eclipse 2017 Weather Forecasts
As the total solar eclipse of 2017 inches nearer and nearer, our attention turns to what will make...
Eclipse History: Total Solar Eclipses in the United States
In the 241 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 20 total solar eclipses have...
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