Daytime Lunacy

The waning gibbous moon "in conjunction" with the old Central High School clocktower yesterday morning (July 23) at 9:45 a.m. Bob King/News Tribune Have you noticed the moon in the daytime sky the past few mornings? You back the car out of the driveway and there it is, hanging like a frosty nickel in the blue sky above the…
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G-L-O-R-I-O-U-S

Did anybody catch the brilliant flare from the International Space Station (ISS) during its 10:22 p.m. pass last night? My daughter, her friend and I watched the ISS slide across the Big Dipper when all at once, it became as bright as Venus. A few seconds later it faded back to normal. Flares are possible anytime during a space station…
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Things Were Different Back Then

Good weather’s in store tonight. Here are times when the International Space Station (ISS) will pass over the region for the next few nights. Tomorrow night’s 9:10 p.m. pass should be especially bright because the ISS will fly directly overhead. Since it occurs just 15 minutes after sunset, you’ll see the craft in twilight against a blue…
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The Sky Has Deep Pockets

The clouds were spectacular last night around sunset, and the interplay of rain and sun created a partial rainbow, what I like to call a stump. It towered over Duluth’s East Hillside neighborhood for all of 10-15 minutes before fading away. Notice how prominent the red is. The rainbow occured so close to sunset that the air molecules and…
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New Face On An Old Mission

The moon orbits Earth in these views taken by the Deep Impact spacecraft last May during a near-Earth flyby. At the time the craft was 31 million miles away. Credit: NASA Surprise! The sky was clear around the area last night. I trust some of you saw the International Space Station pass and enjoyed the fat moonlight. Recently…
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