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The 2015 Farmers Almanac
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Category — Astronomy

August Is Meteor Month!

Gather your friends and grab some lounge chairs and let the “oohs” and “ahhs” commence during one of the best displays of the year! Find out more!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To August 2015

Find out what’s going on in the night sky during the coming month!

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What NASA’s Soil Mission Teaches Us About Earth

Learn how NASA’s latest mission to study moisture in soil provides valuable information for planet Earth.

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Get Ready For Manhattanhenge!

The island borough’s famous grid layout serves as a modern-day celestial calendar. Learn more about this phenomenon, coming July 12th and 13th!

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July Is A “Blue Moon” Month!

The month of July brings us not one, but two full Moons. What does that mean and how often does it happen? Find out!

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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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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.