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Autumnal Equinox 2017:...
The autumnal equinox or September equinox falls on September 22. Here’s everything you need to know about the equinox and signs of the equinox in nature.
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The Beautiful Earth From Above
One of the joys of working with weather is that I also work with satellite pictures—to see our...
Planet Jupiter at Its Brightest in April
This week, the waning gibbous Moon rises an hour later each night, leaving the first part of each...
Sky Watch: April 2017
Welcome to the April 2017 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ...
Full Moon for February 2018
February’s Moon is called the Snow Moon. Find February 2018 Moon phase dates, best days by the Moon...
The Far Side of the Moon
We never see the far side of the Moon. Do you think it looks identical to the near side that we do ...
Full Moon for March 2018
When is the Full Moon for March 2018? Find Moon phase dates, best days by the Moon, folklore, and ...
Get to Know the Big Dipper
The Big Dipper is an old friend to most of us. Poetically, it is spring itself, the season of...
March Equinox Oddities
Monday 20 brings the spring equinox. If this date surprises you because you associate vernal...
Spring 2017 Weather Outlook (U.S.)
What’s in store for spring weather? Here’s your Spring 2017 Weather Outlook—and also get your FREE ...
Stargazing with Orion
During Moonless weeks in late March, the most widely recognized constellation at nightfall is Orion...
Aurora: Nature's Light Show
The aurora borealis or northern lights is one of nature’s most dazzling events. Shimmering curtains...
The Legend of the Black Box and The Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Forecasts
The secret to our weather forecasts has been speculated on for some time. Is weather folklore the...
Sky Map (Star Chart): March 2017
Look up with the March 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Sky Watch: March 2017
Welcome to the March 2017 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ...
Picturing Infinity in Our Universe
The word “infinity” is intriguing, but frustrating. That’s because infinity cannot be visualized....
Full Moon for January 2018
Our Full Moon for January 2018 lists your January Moon phases, best days to do things, and lunar...
A New Star in the Night Sky in 2022
This month brought exciting space news. A new star will appear in the night sky, in about five ...
Sky Map (Star Chart): February 2017
Look up with the February 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky....
Friday Night: Spectacle or Bust?
Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the media. Are they accurate or do they exaggerate? ...
What Are Meteors and Meteorites?
We’re often asked: What’s the difference between a meteor and a meteoroid and a meteorite? How...
What is a Comet? Comet Facts
Comets are quite the celestial spectacle. Would you believe that they are simply pieces of dusty ...
Venus Brightest in February: See Your Shadow by Venus Light
Dazzling Venus is getting even brighter in February! And “dazzling” is no exaggeration. The evening...
First Day of Winter 2017: The Winter Solstice
In 2017, the winter begins with the solstice on Thursday, December 21. This is the astronomical...
What Is a Penumbral Eclipse?
Ever heard of a “penumbral eclipse” of the Moon? What is this? Is it an eclipse? Sort of. Let’s get...
Sky Watch: February 2017
See all highlights of the February 2017 night sky, including bright planets, stargazing events, ...
Sky Watch: January 2017
Look up! January is a great month for stargazing—and we end the month with a beautiful conjunction...
Don't Miss Venus in the Evening Sky This Month
Don’t miss beautiful planet Venus dazzling in the evening sky this month. It’s that bright “star”...
Sky Map (Star Chart): January 2017
Look up with the January 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Sunspots: What are sunspots?
The Old Farmer’s Almanac uses sunspot activity to help in making its weather predictions. What are...
See which eclipses will be visible across North America.
Full Moon for December 2017
The Full Moon for December is December 3, 10:47 A.M. Find more Moon phase times, best days for...
Full Moon for November 2017
When is the full Moon for November 2017? This year, it’s November 4 at 1:23 A.M. (EST). Learn more...
Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2017. According to tradition...
See Brightest Star Sirius on New Year's Day
On New Year’s Eve, the brightest star visible from our planet, Sirius, reaches its highest point in...
What are the Geminids? The Geminid Meteor Shower
The Geminid meteor shower occurs every year from about December 4 to 16. The shower’s “maximum,” or...
Sky Map (Star Chart): December 2016
Look up! This sky map for December 2016 will help you navigate the stars and constellations in the...
The Darkest Time of the Year
These are our darkest afternoons. But, surprise! For most of us, Thursday, December 8, will bring...
Sky Watch: December 2016
In the December 2016 Sky Watch you’ll find stargazing highlights and astronomy tips on what to see...
Venus, Planet of Paradox
Sister planet. Nearest neighbor. Goddess of love. How appealing the planet Venus sounds! But the...
More of How Weather Affects History
Did you know that weather often shapes the course of human history? Find out about five times when...
The Most Super Supermoon
Of all the things happening in the universe this year, the November 14, 2016, Supermoon will...
Sky Watch: November 2016
In the November 2016 Sky Watch you’ll find stargazing highlights and astronomy tips on what to see...
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