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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

The Orionid Meteor Shower Is Coming!

The Orionid Meteor Shower Is Coming!

In the predawn sky of October 20th-21st, get outside and look for the annual Orionid meteor shower. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy the show!

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Get Ready For The Total Eclipse Of The Moon!

Get Ready For The Total Eclipse Of The Moon!

Set your alarms early on October 8th to see this fascinating and dramatic sky show – a total lunar eclipse. Learn more!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To October 2014

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To October 2014

This month brings us a full Hunter’s Moon, a total lunar eclipse and more in the night sky!

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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.