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Meteor Showers

Read our articles on meteor showers and discover the best viewing times over the course of the year.

Perseid Meteor Shower

Mark your calendar for August 12-13, when the Perseid Meteor Shower peaks. See why this shower is a fan favorite. Will the bright Moon hinder viewing? Find out.

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Milky Way and Meteor Showers over Pine Trees
Geminid Meteor Shower

Bundle up and head outside to watch the December Geminids, considered the best of the annual meteor displays. Learn more about this active meteor shower coming to a backyard sky near you!

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Man and Dog at Pier at Night Watching Meteor Shower
Orionid Meteor Shower

Love shooting stars? Get ready for the annual Orionid meteor shower, which is caused by debris from the most famous of all comets, Halley’s Comet. Will 2019 be a good year for viewing?

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Lyrid Meteor Shower

Earth Day fireworks? The Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks April 22-23 this month. Learn more about this annual shower and what you can expect from this year’s show.

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Ursid Meteor Shower

Love shooting stars? The annual Ursid meteor shower, or Ursids, peaks each year around the time of the Winter Solstice. Learn what to expect this year.

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Helpful Hint…

To enjoy a good laugh on April Fools’ Day, be sure your sense of humor is intact.

April Fools’ Day

Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous, 67% of full

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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Reading Farmers' Almanac on Tablet with Doggie

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