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Farmers' Almanac Astronomy

Farmers’ Almanac astronomy provides the best times to view meteor showers, full moons, facts about planets and stars, plus more!

Recent Astronomy Articles

Look Up! It’s the Lyrids!

Look Up! It’s the Lyrids!

This month, get outside to see some shooting star action!

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April 14-15: Moon in the Shadow of the Earth

April 14-15: Moon in the Shadow of the Earth

Next week: a total lunar eclipse. PLUS: Mars makes its closest approach in years.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to April 2014

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to April 2014

Find out what’s going on in the night sky during the coming month.

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Helpful Astronomy Links

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.