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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

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The Moon’s Tycho Crater

The Moon’s Tycho Crater

We know the Moon’s surface is full of craters, but one in particular, formed 108 million years ago, gets a lot of attention.

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Saturday—A Full Supermoon

Saturday—A Full Supermoon

This weekend be sure to check out the Super Full Moon!

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Can You See Through The Clouds With A Telescope?

Can You See Through The Clouds With A Telescope?

Telescopes work wonderfully but can they really see through clouds?!

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Ring of Fire: April’s Annular Solar Eclipse

Ring of Fire: April’s Annular Solar Eclipse

Next week, the Sun will hide behind the Moon, but penguins may be the only audience. Learn more!

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April 14-15: Moon in the Shadow of the Earth

April 14-15: Moon in the Shadow of the Earth

Next week: a total lunar eclipse. PLUS: Mars makes its closest approach in years.

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Moon Myths

Moon Myths

Men in the Moon, green cheese, full Moon fever, and other favorite lunar legends!

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This Week: Two Moon Meetings

This Week: Two Moon Meetings

Watch as the Moon draws close to two bright planets this week.

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Coming Up: Three Supermoons!

Coming Up: Three Supermoons!

Full moon lovers will be in for a treat this summer as the coming months bring not just one, but three full supermoons in a row.

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This Month: Two Eclipses and Dancing Planets

This Month: Two Eclipses and Dancing Planets

The next few weeks will bring not just one, but two eclipses, and a rare configuration of the planets.

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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.