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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

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to February 2017

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to February 2017

Get ready for a penumbral eclipse of the Moon, some close planetary pairings, and other must-see sky events this month.

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Remembering The Bright Stars of the Apollo 1 Crew

Remembering The Bright Stars of the Apollo 1 Crew

Fifty years ago, NASA experienced its first space disaster that resulted in the deaths of three astronauts. Find out how their legacy lives on in the stars.

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This Week: Meet Castor – Six Stars in One

This Week: Meet Castor – Six Stars in One

Aren’t the stars of Gemini supposed to be identical twins? Turns out, there’s more there than meets the eye! Plus, find out when the Moon pairs up with 2 visible planets.

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How Do The Stars “Move” Across The Sky?

How Do The Stars “Move” Across The Sky?

Have you ever wondered why we look for Orion in the winter and Scorpius in the summer? We explain, plus help you track the “movement” of the stars with a fun experiment!

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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 1919, 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.

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