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Fourth of July Full Moon
Full Moon for July 2020
Forget the fireworks! This year, watch the full Buck Moon rise on the 4th of July instead! Find out why July’s full Moon is called the Buck Moon and learn about the penumbral...
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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 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 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...
Free, printable star chart for this month.
Go stargazing! Here are the night sky highlights for this month.
Sky Map (Star Chart): July 2016
Our sky map for July 2016 is a free and printable star chart to see stars and constellations in the...
Weather Folklore: The Shepherd's Barometer
Here are some ways to judge the weather, grounded on 50 years’ experience and observations by an...
Flash of Light in the Night Sky
We’re never too surprised when the night sky has a sudden flash. Sometimes it’s late-summer...
What is a Heat Index Chart?
What is a heat index chart? How do we stay safe in summer heat? Here’s some helpful advice. As the...
Full Hunter's Moon: October
Learn about October’s Full Hunter’s Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts! Find out about the...
It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity!
In most of the Northern Hemisphere, July is the hottest month. But when folks grumble about feeling...
How to Buy a Telescope Part II: Which Telescope Is Right for You?
Which telescope should you buy? Let’s examine the different types of telescopes that you might...
How to Buy a Telescope Part I: Rules of the Game
Here is advice on how to buy (or not buy) a telescope. Amateur astronomy is a hobby that can hold...
The Universe's Biggest Bangs
With this week’s fireworks fresh in mind, we’re allowed to wonder: What is the universe’s most...
What Color is the Sun
Ever heard of a blue Sun? What causes red sunsets? Let’s chat about the colors of the Sun. Find...
The Half Moon and the Lazy Earth
Monday is the half Moon. Officially, the last quarter. It may be the coolest lunar phase and I’ll...
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...
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. ...
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 ...
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...
Winners Propose Name for Planet Nine!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac sponsored a fun contest to name that elusive Planet Nine. For your...
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...
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 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...