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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 Summer Milky Way

The Summer Milky Way

With the bright Moon gone from our evening sky, now is the best time to enjoy viewing the summer Milky Way.

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The Moon’s Tycho Crater

The Moon’s Tycho Crater

We know the Moon’s surface is full of craters, but one in particular, formed 108 million years ago, gets a lot of attention.

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The Moonlit Perseids

The Moonlit Perseids

The best opportunities for viewing one of the most widely observed meteor displays are this week!

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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.