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April's Moon Guide
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Sky Watch: December 2017
Welcome to the December 2017 Sky Watch! See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including...
Sky Map (Star Chart): December 2017
Look up with the December 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky....
Ode to Kerosene: It Took Us to the Moon
In some rural areas, folks heat their homes with oil. Some buy kerosene, especially in the coldest...
Get Ready for Fabulous Shooting Stars
Much attention is being paid to the Leonid meteor shower, which peaks in the wee hours before dawn...
Sky Watch: November 2017
Welcome to the November 2017 Sky Watch! See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including...
Sky Map (Star Chart): November 2017
Look up with the November 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky....
Sky Map (Star Chart): October 2017
Look up with the October 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
The Smiling Moon, Venus, Mars on October 17
Maybe you’ve already seen it. Low in the east, just before dawn—say at 6:15 or so—is the brightest...
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...
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...
Sky Map (Star Chart): September 2017
Look up with the September 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky....
Water Shouldn't be Wet! Why Water's Amazing
Water shouldn’t really be wet! It shouldn’t be liquid. It should be a gas. After all, all other...
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...
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...
Eclipse 2017 Weather Forecasts
As the total solar eclipse of 2017 inches nearer and nearer, our attention turns to what will make...
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...
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...
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...
Old-Fashioned Hair Care Tips and Treatments
To care for your hair, forget those so-called miracle salon products. Here are 10 common-sense hair...
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....
Planning for the Total Solar Eclipse 2017
For the first time in nearly four decades, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the mainland...
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...
What Is Air Made Of?
The air you breathe is made up of lots of other things besides oxygen! So, what is air made of? ...
June's Honey Moon: The Lowest of the Year
June’s Full Moon is the lowest of the year. This has all sorts of consequences … Technically full...
Sky Watch: June 2017
Welcome to the June 2017 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ...
Sky Map (Star Chart): June 2017
Look up with the June 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Jupiter and The Moon: An Early June Conjunction
Now that NASA’s Juno spacecraft is orbiting Jupiter and sending us spectacular pictures, especially...
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