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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

Moon, Jupiter, and Meteors This Week
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Moon, Jupiter, and Meteors This Week
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We will all be treated to two eye-catching events in the evening sky in the coming days ahead. Here are the details!

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Celebrate the Midpoint of Summer!

Celebrate the Midpoint of Summer!

Wednesday, August 7th marks the true midpoint of summer. How much daylight have we really lost since the Summer Solstice back on June 21st? We explain.

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July 16th Partial Lunar Eclipse: Who Gets To See It?

July 16th Partial Lunar Eclipse: Who Gets To See It?

On the evening of July 16th, many parts of the world will be able to watch a partial eclipse of the full Moon. See who’s in luck!

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Mile-Wide Asteroid With Its Own Moon Set To Do A Flyby This Weekend

Mile-Wide Asteroid With Its Own Moon Set To Do A Flyby This Weekend

An asteroid nearly a mile wide is expected to pass by Earth this holiday weekend. Should we be nervous? Who can see it? We have the details…

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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 1919, 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.