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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Category — Astronomy

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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Exploring The Dark Side of the Moon

Have you ever noticed that the face of the full Moon always looks the same? What’s on the other side? Find out!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To May 2015

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the night sky during the month of May, 2015!

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The Hubble Space Telescope Turns 25

This month, Americans celebrate a quarter century of scientific discovery and innovation. 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.