Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous
65% of full

Farmers Almanac
The 2016 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Astronomy

Moonwatching: Observing Birds that Migrate at Night

Bird watchers and astronomers share common ground to explore the mysteries of this natural phenomenon. Learn more.

Read More of "Moonwatching: Observing Birds that Migrate at Night" »

No Comments

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to October 2016

October is a great month to view Sirius, the sky’s brightest star, as well as two meteor showers, and the full Hunter’s Moon!

Read More of "Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to October 2016" »

No Comments

This Week: See The Solar System’s Most Elusive Planet!

This week, Mercury will be far enough away from the Sun’s glare to easily be observed. Find out when and where to look!

Read More of "This Week: See The Solar System’s Most Elusive Planet!" »

1 Comment

Get Ready For The Arrival of Fall!

Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 10:21 a.m. EDT, marks the first day of fall with the Autumnal Equinox. But what does that mean, exactly? We explain.

Read More of "Get Ready For The Arrival of Fall!" »

16 Comments

Shine On Harvest Moon!

Is September’s full Moon always the Harvest Moon? Find out what astronomers and folklore traditions have to say about it.

Read More of "Shine On Harvest Moon!" »

7 Comments

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To September 2016

This month, we’ll be treated to lots of wonderful celestial events, including the full Harvest Moon and a Saturn and Mars line up. Learn where and when to watch!

Read More of "Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To September 2016" »

1 Comment

Winter is Coming – This Week in the Sky!

Ok winter isn’t quite here, but in the sky the stars will make you think it is winter. Here’s why.

Read More of "Winter is Coming – This Week in the Sky!" »

No Comments

This Astronomical Event Is One You Shouldn’t Miss!

Find out why this Saturday you should set a reminder to look up in the sky a little after sunset.

Read More of "This Astronomical Event Is One You Shouldn’t Miss!" »

27 Comments

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 1919, 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.

Winter Is Coming – Sign Up Today!

Get our ALL-ACCESS PASS and get 365 days of access to our online calendars along with a copy of the 2017 Almanac (Now Shipping!) for only $13.99 $11.99!

Subscribe Today »