A Little Shower For An Early Hour

Look southeast Monday morning between 3-4:30 a.m. for the meteor shower The Clear Sky Chart for the Duluth area forecasts clear skies latetonight. If you’re up before dawn tomorrow (Monday) morning, you mightbe able to see a few Eta Aquarid meteors. The peak of this modestmeteor shower occurs on May 5. The radiant point, or…
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Three Planets For Thee

Three planets for your pleasure tonight: Mercury, Mars and Saturn Skies will clear off tonight providing some welcome relief after yesterday’s night’s deluge. See if you can find the three evening planets — Mercury, Mars and Saturn. Go out around 9:15-30 p.m. during twilight. You’ll need a place with an open horizon to the northwest to…
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Saturn Crackles With Lightning

Clouds have taken over the night skies of late but clearing is in the offing for tomorrow and Sunday. A good time to get re-acquainted with Mars, Mercury (see entry two days ago) and Saturn. That’s a healthy lineup of evening planets. Lightning storm (white patch) imaged in regular color (left) and enhanced — NASA/JPL/SScI Saturn’s been…
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Letting Down Your Guard

My friend Rick skywatches in Arches National Park — Bob King / News Tribune Some nights are soulful. You stand outside your home looking up, taking in the beauty of the starry sky. Then something happens inside. I don’t know what triggers it exactly, but you begin to feel vastly smaller than the moment before. You’re…
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Mercury’s A Risin’

Community ed astronomy group observing Saturn in twilight last night – Bob King Clouds dogged us for a while last night but our group of hardy astronomers perservered and saw Mars, Saturn and Mercury. Yes, Mercury. It’s back in the evening sky, tangled up in the orange glow of dusk. To find it, you’ll need…
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