Puddle-deep Infinities

Moon reflected in a puddle earlier this week – Bob King Whenever I’m out walking on a clear night, and come across a puddle, I’m drawn to the reflection it contains of the sky. Spring rains have been generous in our region, and so puddles are to be found almost every night. A puddle on a…
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Ready For Another Lunar Challenge?

Some of the moon’s naked eye craters — Bob King/News Tribune I see some of you had great success in identifying the lunar seas from yesterday’s posting. Doesn’t that just whet your appetite for another challenge? Let’s return again to the moon but this time, instead of seas, we’ll focus on craters that you can see…
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Sail The Lunar Seas

The moon tonight. How many lunar seas can you find with your naked eye? The gibbous moon will dominate the sky tonight. While you’re out enjoying the evening, why not see how many seas you can see. Now say that ten times quickly. The early astronomers called the dark spots on the moon seas or…
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Cloudy UFOs Pay Visit To Iron Range

"UFO" clouds over an Iron Range landscape last week – Bob King/ News Tribune We ran a photo of one of these clouds in today’s Duluth News Tribune, but for online users, I thought it would be fun to share a wider view showing the full scene. One of the side benefits of sky watching…
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Meet My Dog

Sammy resting happily on Planet Milk Bone — illustration by Bob King with help from the Hubble Space Telescope OK, she’s no Canis Major but she is our family dog. Meet Sammy, a mix of border collie, husky and, according to my older daughter, a touch of chow-chow. We picked her up at the animal…
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