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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

Have You Seen The Plough In The Sky?

Have You Seen The Plough In The Sky?

May is the best month to see the most prominent and famous star pattern in the sky, known by different names the world over. Learn more!

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This Month: Venus Sets Late, Shines Bright

This Month: Venus Sets Late, Shines Bright

During May, our solar system’s brightest planet is extending her schedule. Learn more!

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Exploring The Dark Side of the Moon

Exploring The Dark Side of the Moon

Have you ever noticed that the face of the full Moon always looks the same? What’s on the other side? Find out!

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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.