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The 2015 Farmers Almanac
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Category — Astronomy

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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Why Aren’t There Eclipses At Every Full And New Moon?

We answer some key questions about the eclipse cycle, and when to look for the next one!

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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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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.