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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 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...
Full Moon for August 2018
The Full Sturgeon Moon rises! Learn more about the full Moon for August 2018—including Moon phase...
Sky Watch: August 2018
Welcome to your August 2018 Sky Watch! We’ll help you spot the best night sky events of June,...
Sky Map (Star Chart): August 2018
See this printable sky map for August to navigate the skies on the night of the great Perseid...
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...
What Is a Harvest Moon?
In 2018, the Harvest Moon falls on September 24. When is the Harvest Moon and why is it so special...
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,...
Best Fishing Days 2018
When is the best time to go fishing? See our best fishing days in the Almanac’s 2018 fishing...
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...
When Will the Moon Rise Tonight?
A common lunar puzzle involves finding when the Moon will rise each night. Folks who enjoy the...
Full Moon for April 2019
Celebrate the Full Moon of April 2019! Find out why it’s called the Pink Moon—plus more Moon facts...
Full Moon for December 2018
The Full Moon for December 2018 rises on the 22nd—and will be close to full (95%) on Christmas eve...
Sky Map (Star Chart): May 2018
Look up with the May 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Sky Watch: April 2018
Welcome to the April 2018 Sky Watch! See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including...
What’s the Slowest-Spinning Planet?
Space is famous for zippy activity, like streaking meteors that sail through the night sky. But...
The Moon, Saturn, and Mars Meet on April 6–7
Sometimes the actual sky is so compelling, we’re forced to simply look out the window. Such is the...
What is a Blue Moon?
When is the next Blue Moon? And exactly what is a Blue Moon? There’s some confusion about this...
Sky Map (Star Chart): April 2018
Look up with the April 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Sky Map (Star Chart): March 2018
Look up with the March 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
The Year's Best Conjunction is Sunday, March 18
An unusual thing happens Sunday evening at 7:30 P.M.—a beautiful meeting of the three closest...
Sky Watch: March 2018
Welcome to the March 2018 Sky Watch! See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including...
Full Worm Moon: March
What is the Full Worm Moon? In this video, we explain what the Worm Moon means—plus, fun facts...
How Does the Moon Affect Our Bodies?
In mid-February, the Moon returns to the evening sky. This brings up an ancient puzzle: How does...
Full Moon for February 2019
The Full Moon for February 2019 rises on the 19th. Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full...
Full Moon Names
Native Americans’ Full Moon names were created to help different tribes track the seasons. Think of...
Sky Watch: February 2018
Welcome to the February 2018 Sky Watch! See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including...
A Supermoon, Blue Moon, and Lunar Eclipse on January 31
Heard about this “Super Blue Blood Moon” on January 31? Let’s break this down: That’s a Supermoon,...
Stars Crowd Around the Moon This Weekend
Easy astronomy? Deep, profound, cool stuff with no pain? That’s this weekend. On the evenings of...
Full Moon for January 2019
The Full Moon for January 2019 rises on the 21st. Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full Wolf...
Sky Map (Star Chart): February 2018
Look up with the February 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky....
Sky Watch: January 2018
Welcome to the January 2018 Sky Watch! See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including...
Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2018. According to tradition,...
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