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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Astronomy

2014 Planet Guide

This year, get to know our solar system with our in-depth guide to the ins and outs of the planets!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to January 2014

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

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The Christmas Sky

Spend some time this holiday season getting to know the original Christmas lights!

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Here Comes Winter!

Saturday, December 21 is the Winter Solstice, the official start to winter.

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December’s Full Cold Moon

Learn about the origin of December’s full moon with this month’s installment of Farmers’ Almanac Full Moon Names.

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This Week: Venus Really Shines!

This Friday night, the Evening Star will be brighter than any time in the next eight years. Don’t miss it!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to December 2013

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

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Why Are There More Stars in Winter?

It’s a cruel reality that, just when the night air turns coldest, the night sky is at its brightest. But why? We have the answer!

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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.