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Hip-hop To Hercules

Besides mosquitos there’s one other thing that makes summer time skywatching a challenge. You have to stay up late to get a dark sky. The further north you live, the later the sun sets and the longer twilight lasts. In Duluth from late May to late July, twilight drags on for two and a half…
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Oh…one Last Thing

Look for this sparkly group in the west during twilight tonight – created with Stellarium I wanted to alert you to a very nice moon-star-planet lineup tonight. The moon will join Leo’s brightest star, Regulus, and the planet Saturn for a celestial three-ringed circus at dusk. Mars will chill on the sidelines for this performance.…
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Call Me A Citizen Of The Milky Way

The Milky Way around 1 a.m. this morning. The bright "star" at the bottom is Jupiter. The orange tint at bottom is light pollution from the city of Duluth in the distance. Photo: 1-minute time exposure, 16mm lens at f/2.8, ISO 800. — Bob King/News Tribune I trust you had the opportunity to enjoy some face time with the stars last night. Temperatures in the mid-40s in…
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Let Photons Rain Down From Heaven

Clouds tease the crescent moon last night about 10:15 p.m. The Earthlit (darker)portion) of the moon was very obvious. Photo taken with a 200mm lens at f/2.8, ISO 400 and 1/2 second exposure. — Bob King/News Tribune The moon was a big smile between branches last night. What a pleasure to have clear skies and…
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