Return To Warmth

An ice formation on Chester Creek taken earlier this week. Photo: Bob King / Duluth News Tribune Just returned from a fine, clear evening. We started by driving to the Christmas City of the North parade downtown. On the way there, you just couldn’t miss Venus and Jupiter in the southwestern sky. Later I went…
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High-five The Hyades Tonight

The Pleiades, Hyades and Orion’s Belt all line up around 8:30 p.m. in the eastern sky during late November. You can use the Pleiades and the bright star Capella to point you to the Hyades star cluster, which is about four outstretched fists above the horizon. — created with Stellarium Sneaking up below the Seven Sisters…
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Saturn For Early Risers

In case you’re up early tomorrow morning (Friday, Nov. 21), you can use the thick crescent moon to find the planet Saturn high in the southeastern sky between 5 and 6:30 a.m. Look a few fingers to the left and above the moon. And don’t forget — later Friday during evening twilight, brilliant Venus and…
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Saturn For Early Risers

In case you’re up early tomorrow morning (Friday, Nov. 21), you can use the thick crescent moon to find the planet Saturn high in the southeastern sky between 5 and 6:30 a.m. Look a few fingers to the left and above the moon. And don’t forget — later Friday during evening twilight, brilliant Venus and Jupiter…
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Hungry For Dancing Lights

The aurora borealis reaches to the top of the sky over southern Greenland in this spectacular photo taken November 8. The Pleiades star cluster is just below center. Details: Nikon D3, 14mm lens at f/2.8, ISO 800, 15-second time exposure. Credit: Lars Poort This photo features a very active auroral curtain. The green color is…
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