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2019 Autumnal Equinox
Autumnal Equinox 2019: The...
In 2019, the
—also called the
—is Monday. On this day, fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere and spring...
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Summer Solstice Full Moon in June!
On June 20, 2016, the Full Moon appears on the same night as the summer solstice! It’s rare, all ...
Saturn Closest to Earth June 2016
Planet Saturn is at its best this June, 2016. as it comes closest to Earth. It’s easy to find,...
Sky Map (Star Chart): June 2016
Our sky map for June 2016 is a free and printable star chart to see stars and constellations in the...
Blue Moon Meets the Red Planet
The Blue Moon meets the Red Planet—just as it comes closest to Earth—on May 21, 2016. Get ready for...
Why Do Stars Twinkle at Night?
Why do stars twinkle? And why don’t planets? You’d think the “Twinkle, Twinkle…” nursery rhyme...
Sky Map (Star Chart): May 2016
Our sky map for May 2016 is a free and printable star chart to see stars and constellations in the...
Sky Watch: May 2016
In the May 2016 Sky Watch you’ll find stargazing highlights and astronomy tips on what to see in...
Sky Watch: June 2016
In the June 2016 Sky Watch you’ll find stargazing highlights and astronomy tips on what to see in...
Live! Full Pink Moon Show April 21, 2016
You’re invited to our LIVE Pink Moon Show this Thursday evening, April 21, 2016! We, your Almanac...
Rare Transit of Mercury
Astronomers have been ranting and raving about the upcoming Transit of Mercury, on Monday, May 9. ...
Sky Maps (Star Charts): April 2016
Go stargazing! Below is a colorful sky map for April 2016 to help you navigate the night sky. Note...
The Devil's Triangle: Spring's Most Dramatic Planet Event
The Devil’s Triangle is a striking sky event which will be present in the night sky for the next ...
Winners Propose Name for Planet Nine!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac sponsored a fun contest to name that elusive Planet Nine. For your...
Sky Watch: April 2016
Welcome to the April 2016 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ...
See Planet Mercury!
April 2016 is the year’s best time to see planet Mercury as an evening star. It’s strangely...
10 Sky and Space Blunders
See ten common astronomy blunders that we’ll help you avoid! Let’s start with the equinox. We read...
Early Spring Weather Warmer Than Normal
This year, the early spring weather really is warmer than normal. Nope, you did not imagine it! You...
Non-Eclipse of the Worm Moon
It’s a lunar eclipse! Get ready for an eclipse of the full Moon! Should we call our friends? Wake...
The Earliest Spring of our Lives
Spring will be off to a very early start in 2016, thanks to leap day weirdness! Have you noticed...
Suffering From Conjunction-itis
Let me prove how easy and fun astronomy can be. And how dramatic. All you need is a mostly clear...
Sky Maps (Star Charts): March 2016
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for March 2016 as well as a printable...
Sky Watch: February 2016
Welcome to the February 2016 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ...
The Planet Mars, Earth's Neighbor
Named after the Roman god of war, the planet Mars was probably associated with the deity Mars...
Sky Maps (Star Charts): February 2016
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for February 2016 as well as a...
Sky Maps (Star Charts): January 2016
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for January 2016 as well as a printable...
Sky Watch: January 2016
Welcome to the January 2016 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ...
Sky Watch: December 2015
Welcome to the December 2015 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ...
Sky Maps (Star Charts): November 2015
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for NOVEMBER 2015 as well as a...
Sky Maps (Star Charts): December 2015
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for December 2015 as well as a...
What It's Like to See the Northern Lights
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to see the Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis), I had the...
Sky Watch: November 2015
Welcome to the November 2015 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s ...
Leonids Meteor Shower
Get under the shower! The Leonids meteor shower, that is. This dependable event, which peaks around...
Spectacle at Dawn
Can I convince you to wake up just before dawn? What if I tell you it’s the greatest planetary...
Should We Care about Magnetism?
The sun is the most powerful object in our neighborhood. Its nuclear furnace creates blistering...
Don't Miss! The Mega Harvest Total Lunar Eclipse
It’s the headline sky event of 2015: The total eclipse of the Harvest Moon. Also called the...
Sunrise & Sunset Calculator
What time does the Sun set tonight? Use our Sunrise & Sunset Tool to find out when the Sun,...
The Autumnal Equinox
Coming up next week is the Blood Moon. Also called the MegaMoon. Or, the Mega Harvest Moon. Or, the...
Mega-Harvest-Blood Moon Total Eclipse!
Get ready for the … Mega-Harvest-Blood Moon Total Eclipse! It’s coming up—one of the biggest sky...
Sky Watch: September 2015
Welcome to the September 2015 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. We’ll tell you the...
Sky Maps (Star Charts): September 2015
Find your way around the night sky! Below is a free sky map for SEPTEMBER 2015 as well as a...
Neptune: The Other Blue Planet
This week, planet Neptune hovers at its nearest to Earth for the whole year. This giant blue gas...
Sky Watch: August 2015
Welcome to this month’s Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. We’ll tell you the best...