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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

13 Full Moons, 2 Supermoons, And Rare Halloween Blue Moon in 2020 – Mark Your Calendars!

13 Full Moons, 2 Supermoons, And Rare Halloween Blue Moon in 2020 – Mark Your Calendars!

This year promises to be a real treat for stargazers, especially when it comes to full Moons. Mark your calendars for these lunar events!

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A Close Encounter: Venus “Tops” The Moon (December 2019)

A Close Encounter: Venus “Tops” The Moon (December 2019)

Is it a bird? A plane? A UFO? No, it’s Venus and it pairs up with the crescent Moon in a wonderful holiday display. Learn when and where to view it!

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When Does The New Decade Really Begin, 2020 or 2021?

When Does The New Decade Really Begin, 2020 or 2021?

There’s been some debate over when we officially ring in the new decade. Is it 2020 or do we wait another year? We explain.

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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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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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