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What is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree it’s catchy—and anything that encourages us to explore the night sky...
Full Moon for November 2018
In 2018, the Full Moon for November rises Thanksgiving night! Here’s all you need to know about the...
Full Moon for September 2019
The full Moon for September 2019 is once again the “Harvest Moon.” See what this means—plus, Moon...
November 2018 Night Sky Guide
Mid-November, the Moon pairs up with Saturn and Mars. Venus gets brighter. And another meteor...
Moon Glossary: Lunar Terms and Definitions
Our Moon glossary includes definitions of lunar terms that are commonly used on Almanac.com. You...
Geminid Meteor Shower 2018
In 2018, the famous Geminid meteor shower will put on a fantastic show! There will be very little...
Sky Map (Star Chart): November 2018
See this printable sky map for November 2018 to navigate the skies! This month, what is the ...
Fishing Calendar for 2018
When is the best time to go fishing? See our best fishing days in the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s 2018 ...
Planting by the Moon
Planting by the Moon is a great way to plan your garden. Many of our readers follow this age-old...
Full Moon and Good Luck
Can the Moon change your luck? According to Moon lore, in many cases the full Moon brings good luck...
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...
What is a Black Moon?
A lot of media hype surrounds Moon names, such as “Blood Moon” and “Blue Moon,” but have you ever...
Hunter's Moon 2018: Will It Be Bigger, Brighter, And Redder?
The Full Hunter’s Moon rises on Wednesday, October 24! This is one of the two full Moons that enjoy...
Does the Full Moon Make People Crazy?
Can the Moon change your luck? Or, make people act strangely? Science doesn’t have proof, but could...
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...
Why Tonight's Harvest Moon Appears to Shine On—For Days!
Let’s set the record straight about the Harvest Moon. It’s not bigger than other full Moons. It’s...
Full Moon for August 2019
The Full Sturgeon Moon rises! Learn more about the Full Moon of August 2019—including Moon phase...
Moon Meets Four Planets September 11 to 19
Over the upcoming days, see the Moon visit four bright planets–for the last great conjunctions of...
Sky Watch: September 2018
Welcome to your September 2018 Sky Watch. We’ll help you spot the best night sky events of...
What Is a Harvest Moon?
In 2018, the Harvest Moon falls on September 24. But what is the Harvest Moon and why is it so...
Sky Map (Star Chart): September 2018
See this printable sky map for September to navigate the skies and look for Algol, the “Demon Star...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm and fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able...
The Legend of the Black Box and The Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Forecasts
The secret to our weather forecasts has been speculated on for some time. Is weather folklore the...
Sky Map (Star Chart): August 2018
See this printable sky map for August to navigate the skies on the night of the great Perseid...
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...
The Full Moon: August
Each month, we explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon...
A Rainbow of Planets: Four Planets in a Line!
Mars remains blazingly brilliant in the night sky. The real draw now is that it’s part of a rare...
Full Moon for July 2019
Learn about the Full Moon for July 2019—the Full Buck Moon—and see the best days by the Moon, full...
Perseid Meteor Shower
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the greatest meteor shower events of the year. Read on to learn...
Sky Watch: August 2018
Welcome to your August 2018 Sky Watch! We’ll help you spot the best night sky events of June,...
Full Moon for June 2019
Learn more about the Full Moon for June 2019. Why is it called the Strawberry Moon? When is the...
Sky Map (Star Chart): July 2018
Look up with the July 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Sky Watch: July 2018
Welcome to your July 2018 Sky Watch! We’ll help you spot the best night sky events of June,...
Saturn at Its Brightest—Next to the Full Strawberry Moon on Wednesday
It’s a truly extraordinary conjunction. Saturn reaches opposition—shining at its biggest and...
The Full Moon: June
Look up! June’s full Moon falls on the 27th or 28th (depending on your location); it will appear...
New Moon on June 13 | Supermoon
Today, June 13, is a New Moon. It’s also a “supermoon” which may interest those of you who live by...
Quarter Moon or a Half Moon? Clearing Up Confusion.
Only in astronomy does a Half Moon and a Quarter Moon mean the same thing! And the Quarter Moon is...
Full Moon for May 2019
Learn more about the Full Moon for May 2019. Why is it called the Full Flower Moon? When is the...
Sky Watch: June 2018
Welcome to your June 2018 Sky Watch! We’ll help you spot the best night sky events of June,...
Sky Map (Star Chart): June 2018
Look up with the June 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Sky Watch: May 2018
Welcome to the May 2018 Sky Watch! This month, Jupiter is king of the night sky, reaching...
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