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The 2015 Farmers Almanac
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Category — Astronomy

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To July 2015

Summer is a great time to star gaze! There are a lot of exciting things going on in the sky this month, including two full Moons. Learn more.

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The Goddess of Love Has a Date With The King of Gods on June 30th

Don’t miss it – This month’s striking Venus-Jupiter pairing may look like a pair of UFOs hovering in the western sky! Learn more.

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Summer 2015 Arrives On Father’s Day!

Summer officially arrives on Sunday, June 21st. Learn what this change of seasons means for the Sun and daylight while you celebrate with Dad!

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The Earliest Sunrise of the Year Happens This Week!

Find out why the earliest sunrise of 2015 happens a week before the longest day of the year.

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What Is Earthshine?

We’ve all heard of sunshine, but Earthshine? The Earth doesn’t produce light like the Sun, does it? Find out here!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To June 2015

See what’s going on in the night sky this coming month!

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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

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