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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

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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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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to February 2014

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to February 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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The Christmas Sky

The Christmas Sky

Spend some time this holiday season getting to know the original Christmas lights!

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This Week: Venus Really Shines!

This Week: Venus Really Shines!

This Friday night, the Evening Star will be brighter than any time in the next eight years. Don’t miss it!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to October 2013

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to October 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.