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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of information, Low price, September 15, 2010
This review is from: The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011 (Paperback)
Published since 1792, one of the oldest periodicals in the country is still available. I like to keep two of these on hand, this year's and the edition for next. As always, great information and entertainment. The usual holiday and observance times, astronomy guide, monthly breakdowns, a very interesting article on scything, a table of measure conversions, and more.

For an amateur skywatcher, you can't beat the Old Farmer's Almanac for telling you when and where to expect interesting sights, well in advance so you can plan your viewing. If you are a professional astronomer, you should by all means use a dedicated astronomical almanac. For my level, this sort of information is all I need and far cheaper. Yes, it has a lot of ads, but that's the tradeoff for selling this amount of data for less than seven bucks.

For example, I know from my 2010 edition that there will be a full eclipse of the moon December 21st starting at 12:28 a.m. and becoming total at 2:40 a.m. My 2011 edition says the weather at that time should be sunny and warm. Is this weather information accurate? We'll find out! That's half the fun of this book.
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