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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 Summer Triangle

The Summer Triangle

No it’s not a summer romance, but it is a summer celestial event. Learn more about this shining triangle.

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Why Don’t Comets Zoom Across The Sky?

Why Don’t Comets Zoom Across The Sky?

Check out Farmers’ Almanac’s Astronomer’s answer to why comets don’t streak like meteors.

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A Chamaeleon Constellation

A Chamaeleon Constellation

Learn about this modern constellation named after this mysterious lizard.

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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.