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Category — Astronomy

Summer, or Autumn Triangle?

Learn more about the beautiful starry triangle named for summer that you’ll be able to see well into fall.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To October 2015

Look at all the exciting things going on in the night sky this month, including two meteor showers and the full Hunters’ Moon!

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Fall 2015 Arrives This Week!

As we greet the Autumnal Equinox on Wednesday, September 23rd, learn why we will start seeing shorter days and colorful leaves!

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A Total Eclipse of the Full Harvest Supermoon!

The September full Harvest Moon is exciting enough, but we’ll also see a total lunar eclipse and the true supermoon of 2015 with it too!

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Is The Half Moon Half As Bright As A Full Moon?

Astronomer Joe Rao debunks a common cosmic misconception about the brightest object in our night sky. Learn more!

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A Terminator That’s Science, Not Fiction!

No this isn’t a story about cyborgs! Learn more about the line where light meets dark on both the Moon and planet Earth.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to September 2015

Many exciting things going on in the sky this month as we head into fall, including a full supermoon, and a total lunar eclipse! Learn more!

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Stop Calling It A “Supermoon” (Because It’s Not!)

Read why the August 29th full Moon falls short of “super” status, and when you can see the true supermoon of 2015.

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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.

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