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Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden...
Where the Wild Things Are: November
November the first. You’ve unmothballed your winter sweaters and laid in a supply of hand-warmers....
What To Do With Fall Leaves
We don’t call it “fall” around here for nothing. If lots of leaves have fallen in your yard, why...
Indian Summer: What, Why, and When
In the fall, it seems that almost any warm day is referred to by most people as “Indian summer.” ...
Summer Solstice 2019: First Day of Summer
The timing of the June solstice—or, summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere—varies between June...
Halloween always falls on the 31st of October. What is Halloween really about? How did it get...
When Do the Seasons Start 2018–2019
When do the seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—start? Here are your equinox and solstice...
Autumnal Equinox 2019: The First Day of Fall
In 2019, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox—will arrive on September 23 in...
When Is Daylight Saving Time 2018?
When did Daylight Saving Time 2018 begin and when will DST end? Find dates here—as well as the...
2018 Fall Weather Forecast: Snow Before Halloween?
This summer is now tied with the summer of 1934 as the fourth hottest on record in the United...
Blog: Signs of Autumn
It’s my favorite time of year again. Autumn is in the air. Anyone who’s sweated their way through a...
September Gardening Tips
What do you do in the garden in September? After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of...
Five Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
Ever been to Stonehenge? Machu Picchu? Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—...
Vernal Equinox Oddities
This year, the vernal equinox falls on Tuesday, March 20. Are day and night equal today? Does the...
5 Signs of Spring: Birds, Peepers, and Tree Buds
What are the first signs of spring? For most of us, spring brings us many of our favorite things:...
The Reason for the Seasons
What causes the seasons? Here are the key astronomical reasons from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. (...
Another Year in Haiku
The Japanese poetic form called haiku seems perfectly tailored as a discipline for someone who...
A Journey Through the Seasons: In Celebration of our 225th Anniversary!
Celebrate the seasons with this beautiful collection of seasonal photos shared by Almanac readers—...
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 ...
Calendars and How We Count the Years
Why do we start the calendar year in January? How do we determine when a calendar year begins? Eras...
Spring has arrived—late! Here it is May and we have already had a snowstorm that dumped 5 inches as...
Chow Time: Autumn and the Munchies
Days are getting shorter. Temperatures are getting cooler. Leaves are falling. And appetites are ...
An Almanac Minute: The Winter Solstice
Got a Minute? Learn about the Winter Solstice–facts, folklore, and more! NOTE: In the year 2013,...
Change of Season Celebrations
For centuries, people have watched the sky for the changes of season and then celebrated with...
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