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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Astronomy

Fall Back! Daylight Saving Time Ends November 2

Daylight Saving Time ends November 2, 2014. Learn more about this annual time change in which we “fall back” one hour.

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Get Ready For The Partial Solar Eclipse!

On October 23rd, the Moon’s penumbral shadow will fall over much of North America, producing a partial solar eclipse. Learn how to view it safely!

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The Orionid Meteor Shower Is Coming!

In the predawn sky of October 20th-21st, get outside and look for the annual Orionid meteor shower. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy the show!

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Get Ready For The Total Eclipse Of The Moon!

Set your alarms early on October 8th to see this fascinating and dramatic sky show – a total lunar eclipse. Learn more!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To October 2014

This month brings us a full Hunter’s Moon, a total lunar eclipse and more in the night sky!

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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!

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?

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

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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.