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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To May 2015

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To May 2015

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the night sky during the month of May, 2015!

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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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Why Don’t Most Meteor Showers “Shower”?

Why Don’t Most Meteor Showers “Shower”?

Astronomer Joe Rao debunks one of the common myths surrounding this celestial event.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to December 2014

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to December 2014

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

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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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Look Up! It’s the Lyrids!

Look Up! It’s the Lyrids!

This month, get outside to see some shooting star action!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to March 2014

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to March 2014

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

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to January 2014

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to January 2014

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

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to December 2013

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to December 2013

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

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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 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.