Everything Falls Into Place Today

Gorgeous orange mushrooms only an inch tall sprouted recently in my front yard. The longer nights and rains that are part of the fall season are ideal for mushroom growth. Photo: Bob King / Duluth News Tribune Even as I write this, the last minutes of summer are ticking by as we prepare to set foot…
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Double Your Cluster Pleasure

This map shows the northern sky around 8:30 p.m. the first week of fall. Cassiopeia is the bright W of stars well-placed halfway up in the northeastern sky. — created with Stellarium The moon’s at last or third quarter phase, having completed 3/4 of its monthly orbit around the Earth. It has the same "half…
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Now That’s A Bear Of A Different Color

A deer crosses Riley Road in Lakewood Township shortly before sunset last night (Sept. 19). Thick haze tinted the sun cherry-red. Photo: Bob King / Duluth News Tribune We had a lot of haze last night, and I never did see the ATV during its brief pass. Anyone catch it? Otherwise the night was unusually warm. During twilight…
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See It Before It Bursts Into Flames

The sawtooth border of a  cottonwood leaf, yellow with the approaching season, glows in the sunlight this morning. Photo: Bob King / Duluth News Tribune We’re going to have some fun things to look at tonight. The International Space Station (ISS) is once again making bright passes in the evening sky, and along with it, the Automated Transfer…
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Noctua, Voice Of The Night

The waning gibbous moon plays "Where’s Waldo" among the limbs and leaves of a tree this morning (Sept. 18). The moon’s path is now so high in the sky that it’s still well up in the west during the morning hours. This photo was taken around 8 o’clock. Photo: Bob King / Duluth News Tribune Hooo-hoo-hooo … hoooooo…
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