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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

Why Do We Garden By The Moon?

Why Do We Garden By The Moon?

How can a chunk of rock more than 200,000 miles away affect how plants on Earth grow? Find out!

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Now It’s The Moon’s Turn To Be Totally Eclipsed!

Now It’s The Moon’s Turn To Be Totally Eclipsed!

April’s Full Pink Moon will become totally immersed in the Earth’s shadow. Find out where and when to view!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To April 2015

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To April 2015

A full Moon, a lunar eclipse, meteor showers, and more, light up the night sky this month. Learn where and when you can see these spectacular celestial events!

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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.