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The Perseids Peak Tonight!
Perseid Meteor Shower 2020
Perseid Meteor Shower
peaks from August 11 to 13. The Perseids are considered the best meteor shower of the year—thanks to meteors streaking...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
5 Natural Treatments for Healthy Hair
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 Map (Star Chart): July 2017
Look up with the July 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
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 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...
Saturday Night: Alignment At Our Galaxy's Core
Something special happens in the sky Saturday night, May 13. The Moon will hover next to the...
Conjunctionitis: The Moon and Jupiter Get Close May 7
For the next few days, the sky offers a cool and easy spectacle that requires no astronomy...
A Better Way to Visualize the Seasons
We’ve grown up with four seasons. But they don’t always match what we experience. What about...
Sky Map (Star Chart): May 2017
Look up with the May 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
The Beautiful Earth From Above
One of the joys of working with weather is that I also work with satellite pictures—to see our...
Sky Map (Star Chart): April 2017
Look up with the April 2017 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
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 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 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? ...
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 Penumbral Eclipse?
Ever heard of a “penumbral eclipse” of the Moon? What is this? Is it an eclipse? Sort of. Let’s get...
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...