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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

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To May 2015

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To May 2015

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the night sky during the month of May, 2015!

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The Hubble Space Telescope Turns 25

The Hubble Space Telescope Turns 25

This month, Americans celebrate a quarter century of scientific discovery and innovation. Learn more!

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Why Aren’t There Eclipses At Every Full And New Moon?

Why Aren’t There Eclipses At Every Full And New Moon?

We answer some key questions about the eclipse cycle, and when to look for the next one!

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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.