Let Me Tempt You

International Space Station orbits Earth this past February –  NASA/Atlantis crew I’ve been eagerly waiting for the return of the International Space Station (ISS) to our night skies. The station has been making early morning passes over the Northland for the past two weeks, but will appear during convenient evening hours starting this Wednesday. To whet your appetite for…
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Winter Exits, Stage West

Looking west-northwest at 9:30 p.m. in twilight – created with Stellarium While outside last night, I noticed how long twilight lingers after sunset. By 9:30 p.m., only a few dozen stars poked through the deepening blue. This time of year, as you look west, you’ll see the remnants of the winter sky fast disappearing. Procyon…
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A Rainbow To Start The Weekend

A slice of rainbow over the Aerial Lift Bridge this evening — Bob King Rain mingled with sunlight this evening to craft a fine rainbow over Duluth. This one featured a bright primary bow (shown in the photo) and a weaker secondary bow above. If you look closely at the main bow, you’ll see additional purple…
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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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