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Where the Snow Goes
Let’s talk about winter air. Ever noticed that if you have frost on your car, it will probably be totally gone by the time you reach your destination, even if the weather is...
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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...
Picturing Infinity in Our Universe
The word “infinity” is intriguing, but frustrating. That’s because infinity cannot be visualized....
Sky Watch: March 2017
Welcome to the March 2017 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ...
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...
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...
What is a Comet? Comet Facts
Comets are quite the celestial spectacle. Would you believe that they are simply pieces of dusty ...
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.
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...
Sky Map (Star Chart): December 2016
Look up! This sky map for December 2016 will help you navigate the stars and constellations in the...
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...
Sky Map (Star Chart): November 2016
Our sky map for November 2016 is a free and printable star chart to see stars and constellations in...
A Supermoon? Or, an Imposter?
This Sunday, October 16, 2016, is the full Moon (or Saturday, depending on your time zone). And...
Sky Map (Star Chart): October 2016
Our sky map for October 2016 is a free and printable star chart to see stars and constellations in...
Sky Watch: October 2016
In the October 2016 Sky Watch you’ll find stargazing highlights and astronomy tips on what to see...
Black Moon 2016
We’re seeing media hype about a “Black Moon” on Friday, September 30, 2016. Don’t get too excited...
Sky Map (Star Chart): September 2016
Our sky map for September 2016 is a free and printable star chart to see stars and constellations...
Moon Illusion: Why Is the Moon So Big Tonight?
When the size of the Moon becomes enormous, it can make anyone wonder why the Moon looks so big....
Don't-Miss Triangle: Moon, Saturn, and Mars
Tonight or on your first clear night, face south between 8:30 and 9:00 PM. You’ll see a striking...
Sky Watch: September 2016
In the September 2016 Sky Watch you’ll find stargazing highlights and astronomy tips on what to see...
Sky Map (Star Chart): August 2016
Our sky map for August 2016 is a free and printable star chart to see stars and constellations in...
Low Solar Activity and Other Weather Factors
Low solar activity usually leads to cooler weather, but other historical trends and factors like El...
The Influence of Solar Activity on the Weather
What is the influence of solar activity on the weather? Dr. Richard Head, who was the weather...
The 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower
The best meteors of the year occur with the Perseid meteor shower, so get viewing tips for the...
Chances of a Meteor Hitting Earth
Seen any shooting stars lately? Worried about being clobbered by a meteor? Here’s why you don’t...
Sky Watch: August 2016
In the August 2016 Sky Watch you’ll find stargazing highlights and astronomy tips on what to see in...
Free, printable star chart for this month.
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