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Today's Sun: Too Strange
Solar Minimum Approaching...
Sunspots are disappearing more rapidly than usual as the Sun prepares to enter the solar minimum. The last time the absence of sunspots was so prolonged was the “Little Ice...
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The Far Side of the Moon
We never see the far side of the Moon or what some people call the dark side of the Moon. Do you...
Sky Watch: October 2017
Welcome to the October 2017 Sky Watch! See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including...
Perseid Meteor Shower
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the greatest meteor shower events of the year. Read on to learn...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm and fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able...
Autumnal Equinox 2018: First Day of Fall
The autumnal equinox or September equinox next falls on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Here’s...
Navigating the Night Sky
The wonder of the universe is at your fingertips! Here is how you can use the Almanac to help...
The Cooling Effect of the Sun
As Earth continues to warm, lower solar radiation may ease the heat’s impact—temporarily. Let’s...
A Perfect Time to See Saturn
On Tuesday evening, September 26, look at the Moon at nightfall, around 8:00 PM. A star dangles...
Full Moon and Good Luck
Can the Moon change your luck? According to Moon folklore, in many cases it brings good luck. But...
Full Moon for July 2018
Learn about the Full Moon for July 2018—the Full Buck Moon—plus, see the best days by the Moon,...
Full Moon for August 2018
The Full Sturgeon Moon rises! Learn more about the full Moon for August 2018—including Moon phase...
Sky Map (Star Chart): September 2017
Look up with the September 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky....
The Old, Misunderstood Equinox
The autumnal equinox occurs on Friday afternoon, the 22nd, at 4:02 P.M. The reason for the equinox...
Why Water Is So Amazing and Unique
It’s hard not to appreciate water, despite it being the most common compound in the cosmos. Besides...
Save Those Eclipse Glasses!
If a total solar eclipse is the grandest celestial spectacle, then a good display of the Northern...
Man in the Moon?
We often speak of seeing “the man in the Moon.” Indeed, an image of a face seems to be imposed on...
Myths About the Moon
Have you ever seen the “Man in the Moon”? Many of us today grew up seeing a face in the Moon, and...
Sky Watch: September 2017
Welcome to the September 2017 Sky Watch! See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including...
Wrapping Up The Eclipse
We certainly saw a lot of press about the 2017 total solar eclipse, but what happened? Here’s a...
When a Meteor is Not a Meteor
One of the most frequent topics letter-writers contact us about is meteors. Also known as shooting...
Total Solar Eclipse or Partial Eclipse: Which Will You See?
A total solar eclipse will sweep across the continent on August 21, 2017. However, most of us will...
Observing the Total Eclipse: What to Look For
Lately, several people have asked me what exactly to look for during a total solar eclipse. So if...
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Guide and Map
Ready for the Great American Eclipse? We present The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Guide by Almanac...
Sky Watch: August 2017
Welcome to the August 2017 Sky Watch! The month is packed with sky shows, from the total solar...
Solar Eclipse Safety: How to Protect Your Eyes
The great solar eclipse is now just days away. I hope you will travel to where the eclipse is total...
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...
Eclipse 2017 Weather Forecasts
As the total solar eclipse of 2017 inches nearer and nearer, our attention turns to what will make...
Eclipse History: Total Solar Eclipses in the United States
In the 241 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 20 total solar eclipses have...
Best Total Eclipses and Sky Sights of the Century—Guaranteed!
Take your vitamins and stick around for the next century’s super-spectacles, including the longest...
Total Solar Eclipses: How Often Do They Happen?
On August 21, 2017, people in a large swath of North America will have the opportunity to view a...
Greatest Eclipses and Sky Events in History
From the 1878 solar eclipse with Thomas Edison to the purple Moon of 1950, enjoy some of the most...
Heat Waves: 10 Tips for Extreme Heat Safety
There’s hot summer weather—and then there are heat waves. Much like other natural disasters, heat...
Star Vega Shines Bright Overhead on July Nights
Away from city lights in mid-July, one could see as many as 2,500 naked eye stars. But only one...
The Best Places to See the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Ready for a road trip? Here are eight places to see the 2017 total solar eclipse at its finest....
How to Safely View the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Is it dangerous to stare at the Sun—or, a solar eclipse? As we prepare for the 2017 total solar...
Planning for the Total Solar Eclipse 2017
For the first time in nearly four decades, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the mainland...
What Are The Dog Days of Summer?
What are the “Dog Days of Summer”—and when are they? The answer might surprise you. Enjoy this...
How Are Books Made Today? | A Visit to the Almanac Printer!
Ever wondered how books are made? The Almanac for Kids is hot off the press, just in time for...
Sky Watch: July 2017
Welcome to the July 2017 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ...
Sky Map (Star Chart): July 2017
Look up with the July 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Fourth of July Sky: Jupiter and Saturn
Independence Day (U.S.) is the evening when most Americans are watching the sky. While you wait for...
7 Facts About the June Solstice
This year, the June solstice falls on two different days: Wednesday, the 21st, for those in Eastern...
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