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Full Moon for July 2019
Full Moon for July 2019
falls on Tuesday, July 16. This month will bring a partial lunar eclipse—and
two new Moons
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UV Index Scale
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Winter Solstice 2019: The First Day of Winter
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21, 2019. This is 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...
Why February Is Cold
Our coldest months are December, January, and February in North America. Someone recently asked me...
Sky Map: February 2019
Are you a stargazer? We’ll be your guide. The night sky for February 2019 showcases some awesome...
Is Pluto a Planet?
When many of us were kids, Pluto was the ninth planet of our solar system. So there was some...
The Oldest Moon Photo
The oldest (surviving) photo of the Moon is from 1849. Does it surprise you that this photo was so...
Getting Robocalls? Blame the Measles.
So who’s responsible for those nuisance robocalls? Here’s some surprising history—going back to...
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...
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...
What a Blood Moon Is—and Isn't
A total eclipse of the Moon is coming on January 20, 2019. Some folks are calling it a “Blood Moon...
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. ...