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

Recent Astronomy Articles

Rare “Money” Moon?

Rare “Money” Moon?

Nope. Totally fake. April Fool!   But April’s full Pink Moon is coming! Learn about that here.

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Equinox and Solstice—What’s The Difference?

Equinox and Solstice—What’s The Difference?

We hear the words “equinox” and “solstice” at the turn of each season. But what exactly do these words mean? Are they the same thing? We explain.

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5 Spring Equinox Myths Debunked

5 Spring Equinox Myths Debunked

Balance a broom? Stand an egg on end? We separate fact from fiction when it comes to the moment that marks the spring season. How many of these do you believe?

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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.

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