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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...
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...
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...
Night Sky for March 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for March 2019! We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the...
Full Moon for March 2019
In 2019, the full Moon of March rises on the same day as the vernal equinox—marking the start of...
Signs of Spring in the Night Sky!
Once spring is under way, nature lovers can find it hard to keep up with the rapid day-to-day...
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,...
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...
February Snow Moon: 2019's Biggest, Brightest Supermoon
On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the full Moon reaches 2019’s closest approach to Earth. The media...
Sky Map: February 2019
Are you a stargazer? We’ll be your guide. The night sky for February 2019 showcases some awesome...
The Oldest Moon Photo
The oldest (surviving) photo of the Moon is from 1849. Does it surprise you that this photo was so...
Lunar Eclipse 2019: Myths and Superstitions about the Blood Moon
With the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” eclipse on January 20, 2019—the last total lunar eclipse until...
Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon is a great way to plan your garden. Many of our readers follow the age-old...
Forecast for The 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse: Cloudy or Clear?
You are cordially invited to the most star-studded event of the season—and we don’t mean some...
Full Moons and Labor: Childbirth Folklore
Check out this author’s intriguing theory—best tested by parents of large families—about the...
Get Ready for The Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse
On Sunday, January 20, we’ll see the only total lunar eclipse of 2019—and the last one until 2021. ...
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...
Full Moon for September 2019
The full Moon for September 2019 is once again the “Harvest Moon.” See what this means—plus, Moon...
Full Moon for November 2019
Here’s all you need to know about the full Moon for November—also, called the Full Beaver Moon....
Full Moon for December 2019
The Full Moon for December 2019 rises on the 12th! Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full...
Full Moon for October 2019
When is the full Hunter’s Moon 2019—and what does this mean? Plus, find your Moon phase dates, Best...
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...
Full Moon for June 2019
Learn more about the Full Moon for June 2019. Why is it called the Strawberry Moon? When is the...
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...
Full Moon for August 2019
The Full Sturgeon Moon rises! Learn more about the Full Moon of August 2019—including Moon phase...
First Dawn of 2019: Three Planets and Moon Align
Want to welcome 2019 in grand style? So happens, the year begins with an eye-catching celestial...
Sky Map: January 2019
Look up! Our printable sky map for January 2019 helps you navigate the stars and constellations! ...
Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2019/ According to tradition,...
Fishing Calendar for 2019
When is the best time to go fishing? See our best fishing days in the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s 2019 ...
Full Moon on The Winter Solstice
Since 1793, when the Almanac began tracking heavenly events and seasonal changes, the Moon has been...
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...
Geminid Meteor Shower 2018
Get ready for Geminids 2018! The Geminid meteor shower will put on a fantastic show the evening of ...
Sky Map (Star Chart): December 2018
See this printable sky map for December 2018 to navigate the skies! This month, we let the 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...
Sky Map (Star Chart): November 2018
See this printable sky map for November 2018 to navigate the skies! This month, what is the ...
Planting by the Moon
Many gardeners swear by Planting by the Moon, a technique that’s said to produce larger, tastier...
Full Moon and Good Luck
Can the Moon change your luck? According to Moon lore, in many cases the full Moon brings good luck...
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