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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

Mars Meets Its Rival

Mars Meets Its Rival

Later this month, Mars will pass relatively near to its “rival,” the star Antares. Who will outshine?

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Get Ready For The Autumnal Equinox!

Get Ready For The Autumnal Equinox!

The Autumnal Equinox happens this month and signifies the official change of seasons. Learn more!

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What is “False Dawn,” or The Zodiacal Light?

What is “False Dawn,” or The Zodiacal Light?

In the fall, this ghostly glow can be seen extending up from the horizon before the sun rises. Learn 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.