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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

Stop Calling It A “Supermoon” (Because It’s Not!)

Stop Calling It A “Supermoon” (Because It’s Not!)

Read why the August 29th full Moon falls short of “super” status, and when you can see the true supermoon of 2015.

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A Beehive In The Sky?

A Beehive In The Sky?

Welcome this swarm of stars back to the early morning sky in late August. Read more!

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August Is Meteor Month!

August Is Meteor Month!

Gather your friends and grab some lounge chairs and let the “oohs” and “ahhs” commence during one of the best displays of the year! Find out more!

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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.