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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

Jupiter Mingles With The Moon On March 29th

Jupiter Mingles With The Moon On March 29th

Sky watchers, take note! Head outside to see these celestial bodies in close proximity. Learn when and where to look!

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Welcome Spring With The Vernal Equinox

Welcome Spring With The Vernal Equinox

Learn the science behind the official first day of the new season.

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Spring Arrives With A Solar Blackout!

Spring Arrives With A Solar Blackout!

On March 20th, the Moon will completely cover the Sun, resulting in a total solar eclipse. Learn where it will be visible!

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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.