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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

Full Moon for December 2019 Arrives on 12/12 at 12:12 – What Does It Mean?

Full Moon for December 2019 Arrives on 12/12 at 12:12 – What Does It Mean?

December’s Cold Moon turns 100% full on 12/12 at 12:12 a.m. Eastern Time. That’s a lot of 12s! Should those living in the Eastern Time Zone buy a lottery ticket? Or get married? We explain.

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Crescent Moon and Bright Planets After Sunset (November 2019)

Crescent Moon and Bright Planets After Sunset (November 2019)

On Thanksgiving and Black Friday (November 28-29), skywatchers will be treated to a dazzling spectacle of planetary lineups in the sky after sunset. See when and where to look!

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Will You See This Week’s Meteor Outburst?

Will You See This Week’s Meteor Outburst?

This week, Earth will wander into a 600-year-old cosmic dust trail that may make for some exciting shooting stars if you know when and where to look!

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This Music From Mars Might Give You The Chills

This Music From Mars Might Give You The Chills

NASA’s InSight lander has picked up sounds from the Red Planet for a few months now, and the music coming from it is eerie, to say the least. Take a listen!

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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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