Classical Astronomy’s Celestial Almanack

This article is in collaboration with Classical Astronomy.

Not too long ago I had a lovely conversation with the author of Classical Astronomy’s monthly Celestial Almanack, Jay Ryan. He mentioned something I found really powerful.

The Moon that is referred to in 62 verses of Scripture and the Sun that is mentioned 183 times are the SAME Sun and Moon that we see everyday. The Bible also mentions trees and animals and people, but the original ones made in the creation week are long dead. Meanwhile, the SAME Sun, Moon and stars are STILL THERE, pristine artifacts of God’s original creative work.

How often do we consider the sky? The monthly Celestial Almanack helps us do just that.

In this fascinating Almanack, you will find explanations for the sun’s winter pathway, and understand the moon’s phases for every day of the month. On page 14 you will find the Dance of the Planets–essentially a map of everything in the sky during February. There is some exciting celestial movement coming up for the naked eye to see in February–especially with Venus and Jupiter! What is going on in the night sky and why is it so clear this time of year? Can you identify Betelgeuse and Sirius from your back porch and do you know how they related to Orion? Will your family take the Orion Challenge this year? Find out more in the Celestial Almanack!

Jay Ryan has written one of the most fascinating books I have ever had the privilege of using in our homeschool, Signs and Seasons. It is a Bible-based, classical astronomy course that teaches traditional constellations, planets and their movements, moon phases, and the seasonal cycles of the sun, moon, and stars–all for homeschoolers. (And you don’t even have to have a telescope!)

It is a lovely course full of fascinating information that helps us decipher the sky. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Learn it together with your children! Keep learning, month by month, with the Celestial Almanack.

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