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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 Constellation Phoenix

The Constellation Phoenix

Visible in the night sky during the fall, Phoenix is one of the famed “Southern Birds.” Learn more about this constellation!

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Ten Things You Need To Know About The Rosetta Robotic Space Probe

Ten Things You Need To Know About The Rosetta Robotic Space Probe

On November 12, a probe from the spacecraft Rosetta is scheduled to land on a comet it’s been orbiting for nearly 10 years. Learn more about this space event!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to November 2014

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to November 2014

A full Moon, a comet landing and meteor showers. There are lots of exciting things happening in the sky this month!

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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.