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Farmers' Almanac Astronomy

Farmers’ Almanac astronomy provides the best times to view meteor showers, full moons, facts about planets and stars, plus more!

Recent Astronomy Articles

What NASA’s Soil Mission Teaches Us About Earth

What NASA’s Soil Mission Teaches Us About Earth

Learn how NASA’s latest mission to study moisture in soil provides valuable information for planet Earth.

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Get Ready For Manhattanhenge!

Get Ready For Manhattanhenge!

The island borough’s famous grid layout serves as a modern-day celestial calendar. Learn more about this phenomenon, coming July 12th and 13th!

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July Is A “Blue Moon” Month!

July Is A “Blue Moon” Month!

The month of July brings us not one, but two full Moons. What does that mean and how often does it happen? Find out!

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Helpful Astronomy Links

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.