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Full Moon for February 2021
Got your snow shovels ready? February’s full Snow Moon reaches its peak in the early morning hours...
Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2021 for the U.S. and Canada. Get Full...
When Is Easter 2021? | How Easter's Date is Determined
Easter 2021 will be observed on Sunday, April 4! Find out how the date of Easter is determined, why...
Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign for 2021
Here are best days to set eggs by the Moon for 2021.According to tradition, this age-old practice...
Fishing Calendar for 2021
When is the best time to go fishing? See the best fishing dates and times for 2021 from The Old...
Night Sky for January 2021
Look up! It’s the January 2021 Sky Watch! This month, Jupiter and Saturn are still bright in the...
When Is the Next Eclipse? | Eclipse Dates for 2021
See which eclipses will be visible during 2021 across North America.
Moonrise & Moonset Calculator
When will the Moon be visible tonight? Use our Moonrise and Moonset Calculator to find out when the...
The Best Sky Watching Events of 2021
Welcome to 2021—a year full of spectacular astronomical events! What stargazing and sky watching...
What Is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree that it’s a catchy word—and anything that encourages us to explore...
Full Moon for January 2021
The full Wolf Moon rises on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Learn more about when, where, and how to...
Night Sky Map for January 2021: The Brightest Sky of the Year
Our January 2021 Sky Map hones in on the best of the month’s night sky—with accompanying text—so it...
Geminid Meteor Shower 2020
Get ready for the Geminids! The great Geminid Meteor Shower peaks the night of December 13, 2020....
Night Sky for December 2020
What’s up in the December 2020 night sky? Get ready for the Great Conjunction! This historic...
Night Sky Map for December 2020: Rotation of the Stars
Ever noticed how the stars move? The entire sky appears to rotate around the North Star above us. (...
Full Moon for December 2020
December’s full Moon rises on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The Old Farmer’s Almanac will reveal...
Predicting Weather with a Wishbone
Can you really predict weather with a wishbone? Back around the turn of the last century, in the...
Night Sky for November 2020
Welcome to the Sky Watch for November 2020. See the Moon and orange Mars on Wednesday, November 25...
What's Your Favorite Moon Phase?
If you’ve spent many years observing the Moon, you’ll know all its phases. Perhaps you even have a...
Why Is It Called a Quarter Moon (Not a Half Moon)?
When you’re looking at a Moon that’s half-illuminated—like half a pie—why is it called a “Quarter...
Full Moons for October 2020
October has two full Moons this year: the full Harvest Moon on October 1 and the full Hunter’s Moon...
Blue Moon in 2020: When Is the Next Blue Moon?
The Hunter’s Blue Moon will occur on October 31, 2020—Halloween night! What is a Blue Moon, exactly...
Full Moon for November 2020
November’s full Beaver Moon rises on Monday, November 30. Learn when to spot it in your area and...
Night Sky Map for November 2020: Constellations in The Water
Welcome to the November Sky Map! When you look to the south on November evenings, your view of the...
Halloween Blue Moon in 2020: How Rare Is a Full Moon on Halloween?
Ever noticed that Halloween pictures always show a full Moon? Well, this year, October 31 brings a...
Night Sky for October 2020
Welcome to the Almanac’s Sky Watch for October 2020. Mars is at its most visible and brightest....
Full Moon Names
Historically, names for the full or new Moons were used to track the seasons. Think of them as “...
Night Sky Map for October 2020: Constellations, Then and Now
Welcome to the October Sky Map! This month, we highlight constellations. Who was the first person...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
Woolly bear caterpillars—also called woolly worms—have a reputation for being able to forecast the...
What Is the Harvest Moon?
In 2020, the Harvest Moon rises on Thursday, October 1! The Moon will appear full for about three...
Night Sky for September 2020
Mark your calendars for September 24 and 25 when Jupiter and Saturn hover due south at 8:30 p.m....
Why Is the Moon So Low (or So High)?
The Moon meets all four of the most brilliant and easily-seen planets this week and next. See Bob’s...
The Far Side of the Moon
We never see the far side of the Moon or what some people mistakenly call the “dark side.” So what...
What Day Is the Harvest Moon in 2020?
When is the full Harvest Moon: This year, the famous Harvest Moon—which appears to shine on for...
Night Sky Map for September 2020: Pegasus & Measuring the Sky
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for September 2020! This month, watch for Pegasus, the Winged Horse,...
Full Moon for September 2020
The full Moon for September 2020 is the Full Corn Moon! (This year, the Harvest Moon will be in...
Night Sky for August 2020
Look up! The month of August ends with the waxing Moon meeting giant planets Jupiter and Saturn in...
Night Sky Map for August 2020: The Milky Way
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for August 2020! This month, we talk about one of the night sky’s most...
Perseid Meteor Shower 2020
The annual Perseid Meteor Shower peaks from August 11 to 13. The Perseids are considered the best...
Full Moon for August 2020
August’s full Sturgeon Moon reaches its peak on Monday, August 3, 2020. Learn how this month’s full...
Full Moon for July 2020
Forget the fireworks! This year, watch the full Buck Moon rise on the 4th of July instead! Find out...
Night Sky for July 2020
Welcome to the Almanac’s Sky Watch for July 2020. Plan ahead for the top stargazing sights of the...