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The 2016 Farmers Almanac
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Readers Love “Sweethearts Moon”

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February is here, and voting to name this month’s Full Moon has ended. Readers have overwhelmingly selected the name “Sweethearts Moon” for this month’s Full Moon, which falls on Sunday, February 28th, at 11:38 a.m.

The name “Sweethearts Full Moon” was submitted by 11 different people, the first of whom, and our winner, was Kathy Mitchell. Congratulations!

The most well known traditional name for February’s Full Moon is the “Full Snow Moon,” so called because February is the snowiest month of the year in many temperate regions. Another popular traditional names is “Hungry Moon,” because harsh weather conditions makes hunting very difficult.

Be sure to visit our “Name That Moon” Contest page between now and February 15 to submit your suggestion for March’s Full Moon!

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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