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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Astronomy

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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This Month: The King of Beasts and a Stellar Eclipse

March really does come in like a lion. High in our evening sky this month is Leo the lion!

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Here Comes Daylight Saving Time!

Love it or hate it, it’s that time of year again …

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to March 2014

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

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A Ship in the Sky

Four modern constellations were once one massive ship. Learn more!

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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.