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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 is a Satellite?

What is a Satellite?

Ever wonder what purpose satellites serve? Or how many there are out there?

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Do you have to wait 400 years to see a total solar eclipse?

Do you have to wait 400 years to see a total solar eclipse?

Is it true? Will we not be able to see a total solar eclipse for another 400 years?

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to May 2014

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to May 2014

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

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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.