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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

The Winter Solstice: Facts and Folklore

The Winter Solstice: Facts and Folklore

The Solstice marks the official start of the winter season. Learn about some of the ancient celebrations and traditions surrounding the year’s longest night.

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The Year’s Best Meteor Shower: The December Geminids

The Year’s Best Meteor Shower: The December Geminids

Bundle up and head outside to watch the December Geminids, considered the best of the annual displays. Learn more about this active meteor shower coming on the 13th!

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Is The North Star The Brightest Star?

Is The North Star The Brightest Star?

There are many misconceptions and myths about what happens in the cosmos. What does Farmers’ Almanac Astronomer Joe Rao say about the North Star?

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Helpful Astronomy Links

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 1910, 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.