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Full Beaver Moon Shines
Full Moon for November 2019
Full Beaver Moon
rises on Tuesday, November 12! Learn when to spot it in your area and the meaning behind this Moon’s name.
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What is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree it’s a catchy word—and anything that encourages us to explore the...
The Star of Bethlehem
Was the Star of Bethlehem a real celestial body or a miraculous vision? Astronomer Bob Berman...
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 Comet Catalina
Everyone loves comets. When we get a bright one every 15 or 20 years the world goes nuts. We...
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...
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 ...
Winter Solstice 2019: The First Day of Winter
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21, 2019. This is the...
Full Moon for November 2019
November’s Full Beaver Moon rises on Tuesday, November 12! Learn when to spot it in your area and...
Transit of Mercury on Monday, November 11, 2019
It’s hard to evaluate the major astronomical event coming up on Monday, November 11, 2019. It...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2019-2020?
When do the four seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall—start? Here are your equinox and solstice...
Night Sky for November 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for November 2019. Here is your guide to see the bright planets and other...
Crescent Moon and Jupiter Meet-Up Halloween Night
This week’s crescent Moon is extra special. On Halloween night, October 31, see the brightest “star...
Halloween Moon | What's the Moon Phase This Halloween?
Ever noticed that Halloween pictures always show a full Moon? But how often does the full Moon...
Can a Full Moon Affect Your Mood?
Can the Moon affect your mood? Does it make people crazy? Science doesn’t have proof, but could...
Sky Map: November 2019
Let’s show some appreciation for the Moon this month. Watch it as it moves across the night sky ...
The Moons of the Solar System: Which is Your Favorite?
With this month’s discovery of 20 more moons on Saturn, let’s pause and consider the many marvelous...
The Seven Sisters at Halloween
It’s an annual autumn ritual: The reappearance of the glorious Seven Sisters. During Halloween week...
Facts About The Moon
Will man ever return to the Moon? That remains to be seen. Until then, here are interesting Moon...
Fascinating Facts About Saturn
Did you know that Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, is named after an ancient Roman god? Here...
The Solar Cycle: Latest Updates and Predictions
Here’s the latest on Solar Cycle 24 and Solar Cycle 25—along with forecasts about when we will hit...
Full Moon for October 2019
When is the Full Hunter’s Moon—and what’s the meaning behind its name? Plus, find your Moon phase...
What Are Solar Cycles, and How Do They Affect Weather?
What are solar cycles—and what causes them? How do solar cycles affect our weather? Here’s our...
2019 Fall Foliage Map
Have the leaves start changing? When will they peak? Check out the latest on our interactive Fall...
Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all...
Full Moon for September 2020
The full Moon for September 2020 is the Full Corn Moon. See what this means—plus, Moon phase dates...
Full Moon for August 2020
The Full Moon for August 2020 rises this week. Here’s the date, time, and meaning of what we call...
Full Moon for February 2020
When is the Full Moon in February 2020? What time is Full Moon and New Moon? Why is it called the...
Full Moon for January 2020
When is the Full Moon in January 2020? What time are the Full Moon and New Moon? Why is it called...
Summer Solstice 2020: The First Day of Summer
The June solstice—the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere—occurs this year on Saturday, June...
First Day of Spring 2020: The Spring Equinox
In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Thursday,...
When is Easter 2020? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Why do we celebrate Easter? And why is Easter so late this year? We’ll explain—plus, find out how...
Night Sky for October 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for October 2019. Jupiter and Saturn dominate the night for all to see—...
Sky Map: October 2019
In October, the night sky contains eight well-known star patterns visible in the early evening. We’...
See Saturn and Jupiter in Early Fall
As autumn begins, we have a few more weeks to look at the most amazing part of the night sky. Let...
Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2019
Mercury enters retrograde motion on October 31, 2019! (That’s right—Halloween!) Find out what that...
What Are the Northern Lights?
Along with the colorful leaves that fall ushers in, the night sky has its own colorful display near...