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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Astronomy

Do you have to wait 400 years to see a total solar eclipse?

Is it true? Will we not be able to see a total solar eclipse for another 400 years?

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to May 2014

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

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Ring of Fire: April’s Annular Solar Eclipse

Next week, the Sun will hide behind the Moon, but penguins may be the only audience. Learn more!

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Look Up! It’s the Lyrids!

This month, get outside to see some shooting star action!

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April 14-15: Moon in the Shadow of the Earth

Next week: a total lunar eclipse. PLUS: Mars makes its closest approach in years.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to April 2014

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

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What is a Galaxy?

The word “galaxy” summons up images of spaceships and alien worlds filled with strange wonders. But what does it really mean? Find out!

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Snow or Not, Spring is Here!

Ready or not, this week marks the official start of spring!

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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.