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The 2015 Farmers Almanac
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A Terminator That’s Science, Not Fiction!

A Terminator That’s Science, Not Fiction!

No this isn’t a story about cyborgs! Learn more about the line where light meets dark on both the Moon and planet Earth.

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Why Are Bugs Attracted To Light?

Why Are Bugs Attracted To Light?

What is it about your porch light or camping lantern that attracts insects? Find out!

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August Is Meteor Month!

August Is Meteor Month!

Gather your friends and grab some lounge chairs and let the “oohs” and “ahhs” commence during one of the best displays of the year! Find out more!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To August 2015

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To August 2015

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

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What Is Earthshine?

What Is Earthshine?

We’ve all heard of sunshine, but Earthshine? The Earth doesn’t produce light like the Sun, does it? Find out here!

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Exploring The Dark Side of the Moon

Exploring The Dark Side of the Moon

Have you ever noticed that the face of the full Moon always looks the same? What’s on the other side? Find out!

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Why Aren’t There Eclipses At Every Full And New Moon?

Why Aren’t There Eclipses At Every Full And New Moon?

We answer some key questions about the eclipse cycle, and when to look for the next one!

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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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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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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.