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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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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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See The Moon and Saturn In The Predawn Sky, March 12th

See The Moon and Saturn In The Predawn Sky, March 12th

On Thursday, enjoy this close encounter, no spaceship needed!

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What Was The Inspiration For van Gogh’s Starry Night?

What Was The Inspiration For van Gogh’s Starry Night?

Are the stars and planets you see at night the same ones that inspired the Dutch painter in 1889?

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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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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.