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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

Look up and See Hercules

Look up and See Hercules

Astronomy show this week features Hercules. Learn more about what to look for.

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This Week Look Up and Check Out Scorpius

This Week Look Up and Check Out Scorpius

This week is a great sky watching week. Learn more about when and what to look for in the night sky.

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The Legends and Lore of  the Milky Way

The Legends and Lore of the Milky Way

Summer is a great time to view the Milky Way in the night sky. Did you ever wonder why it’s called “Milky Way?” Read on for some fascinating facts and lore.

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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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