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Next Full Moon?
Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2019 for the U.S. and Canada.
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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 ...
Summer Solstice 2019: First Day of Summer
The timing of the June solstice—or, summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere—varies between June...
Full Moon for June 2019
Learn about the Full Moon in June 2019! Why is it called the Strawberry Moon? When is the best time...
Why (and How) is Midsummer's Day Celebrated?
Are you familiar with Midsummer’s Day? Isn’t it curious that the summer solstice (the first day of...
Sky Map: May 2019
Stargazing is typically a relaxing evening pursuit at the conclusion of a busy day. But the stars...
Autumnal Equinox 2019: The First Day of Fall
In 2019, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox—will arrive on September 23 in...
Sky Map: June 2019
The sky map for June 2019 depicts the eastern sky on the summer solstice, the first night of summer...
Blue Moon in 2019: What is a Blue Moon?
When is the next Blue Moon? And exactly what is a Blue Moon? There’s some confusion about this...
The "Blue Flower Moon" Rises This Weekend
The Full Flower Moon arrives this Saturday night, May 18. And while this one will be a very special...
Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2019 for the U.S. and Canada. Get Full...
2019 Summer Forecast: Hotter Temps Out West, Rain for Others
Summer weather is just weeks away and it’s already shaping up to be another hot one—for some of us...
Night Sky for May 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for May 2019! We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the...
Full Moon for May 2019
Learn about the full Moon for May 2019. Why is it called the Full Flower Moon? Why is it a Blue...
Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all...
Night Sky for April 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for April 2019! We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the...
When is Easter 2019? | 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...
UV Index Scale
The UV Index tells you how quickly your skin will burn without protection from the Sun. Check out...
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
A “Pink Easter Moon” will rise the morning of Good Friday! Did you know that the date of Easter—...
Sky Map: April 2019
In Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, April is the month when the world awakes from its long winter sleep...
Full Moon for April 2019
Celebrate the Full Moon for April 2019! Find out why it’s called the Pink Moon—plus more Moon facts...
Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon is a great way to plan your garden. Many of our readers follow the age-old...
The Enduring Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Frankin is well known for his proverbs and aphorisms—advice and observations that continue...
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...
First Day of Spring 2019: The Spring Equinox
In 2019, spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Wednesday, March...
Vernal Equinox Oddities
This year, the vernal equinox falls on Wednesday, March 20. Are day and night equal on this day?...
Spring is Galaxy Time!
Did you know that spring is galaxy time? More galaxies are visible from March to mid-May, early in...
What Are the Northern Lights?
The aurora borealis (or northern lights) is one of nature’s most dazzling events. Shimmering...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2019-2020?
When do the seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall—start? Here are your equinox and solstice...
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 is Full Moon and New Moon? Why is it called the...
Full Moon Names
Historically, Native American and other traditional names for full Moons were used to track the...
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