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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Astronomy

Jupiter Mingles With The Moon On March 29th

Sky watchers, take note! Head outside to see these celestial bodies in close proximity. Learn when and where to look!

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Welcome Spring With The Vernal Equinox

Learn the science behind the official first day of the new season.

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Spring Arrives With A Solar Blackout!

On March 20th, the Moon will completely cover the Sun, resulting in a total solar eclipse. Learn where it will be visible!

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See The Moon and Saturn In The Predawn Sky, March 12th

On Thursday, enjoy this close encounter, no spaceship needed!

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Understanding The Phases Of The Moon

Here’s a “crash course” on understanding the lunar cycle.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To March 2015

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the night sky during the coming month.

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So Why Is There No South Star?

We know there is a North Star, but what shines in the southern skies? Find out here.

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What Was The Inspiration For van Gogh’s Starry Night?

Are the stars and planets you see at night the same ones that inspired the Dutch painter in 1889?

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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.