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Farmers' Almanac Astronomy

Farmers’ Almanac astronomy provides the best times to view meteor showers, full moons, facts about planets and stars, plus more!

Recent Astronomy Articles

The Goddess of Love Has a Date With The King of Gods on June 30th

The Goddess of Love Has a Date With The King of Gods on June 30th

Don’t miss it – This month’s striking Venus-Jupiter pairing may look like a pair of UFOs hovering in the western sky! Learn more.

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Summer 2015 Arrives On Father’s Day!

Summer 2015 Arrives On Father’s Day!

Summer officially arrives on Sunday, June 21st. Learn what this change of seasons means for the Sun and daylight while you celebrate with Dad!

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The Earliest Sunrise of the Year Happens This Week!

The Earliest Sunrise of the Year Happens This Week!

Find out why the earliest sunrise of 2015 happens a week before the longest day of the year.

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Helpful Astronomy Links

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.