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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

So Why Is There No South Star?

So Why Is There No South Star?

We know there is a North Star, but what shines in the southern skies? Find out here.

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What Was The Inspiration For van Gogh’s Starry Night?

What Was The Inspiration For van Gogh’s Starry Night?

Are the stars and planets you see at night the same ones that inspired the Dutch painter in 1889?

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11 Cool Facts About Rover Opportunity, Now 11 Years On Mars

11 Cool Facts About Rover Opportunity, Now 11 Years On Mars

We’ve listed eleven things you may not know about NASA’s Mars exploration rover, Opportunity.

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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.