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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Astronomy

Why Do We Garden By The Moon?

How can a chunk of rock more than 200,000 miles away affect how plants on Earth grow? Find out!

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Now It’s The Moon’s Turn To Be Totally Eclipsed!

April’s Full Pink Moon will become totally immersed in the Earth’s shadow. Find out where and when to view!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To April 2015

A full Moon, a lunar eclipse, meteor showers, and more, light up the night sky this month. Learn where and when you can see these spectacular celestial events!

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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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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.