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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To July 2015

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To July 2015

Summer is a great time to star gaze! There are a lot of exciting things going on in the sky this month, including two full Moons. Learn more.

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To June 2015

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To June 2015

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

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So Why Is There No South Star?

So Why Is There No South Star?

We know there is a North Star, but what shines in the southern skies? Find out here.

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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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What Was The Star of Bethlehem?

What Was The Star of Bethlehem?

The source of this apparition remains a mystery to both astronomers and historians. Read more about the bright object in the night sky leading the Three Wise Men.

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The Constellation Phoenix

The Constellation Phoenix

Visible in the night sky during the fall, Phoenix is one of the famed “Southern Birds.” Learn more about this constellation!

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What is a Galaxy?

What is a Galaxy?

The word “galaxy” summons up images of spaceships and alien worlds filled with strange wonders. But what does it really mean? Find out!

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A Ship in the Sky

A Ship in the Sky

Four modern constellations were once one massive ship. Learn more!

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A Love That’s Written in the Stars

A Love That’s Written in the Stars

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to look at a love story that is literally written in the stars.

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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.