Crescent Supermoon Smiles In The West Tonight

You normally hear the term supermoon applied to an unusually close (and large) full moon, but the truth is, a supermoon can occur during other phases, too. The closest supermoons happen during full and new moon, the two times a month when the sun, Earth and moon are lined up in a row. This month’s supermoon occurred on…
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See Venus And The Crescent Moon Tomorrow At Dawn

Tomorrow morning, you can see what I consider the prettiest pairing of celestial objects: the crescent moon and Venus. They’re the two brightest objects in the night sky, and when seen together, they always make a beautiful sight. I would get out of bed for this, but I know better. Rain is forecast throughout the…
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When The Moon Gets All Bent Out Of Shape

Watching a moonrise can be filled with surprises. Especially if you can see clear down to the horizon. Last night, I was out with a group of folks from the local radio club and we thrilled to a pumpkin-orange moon rising over Lake Superior. Heck, it even looked like a pumpkin — bigger around its equator…
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Full Flower Moon Knows No Borders

Guess what’s blooming in the east around sunset tonight? A most unearthly flower better known as the moon. Tonight’s the full moon and one with a name we can relate to. Flowers may show in March and April but by May, the gang’s all here. Our local bloomery includes bloodroot, violets, marsh marigolds and the…
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How To See Jupiter In Broad Daylight Today

Up for a naked eye challenge? Most of us look for planets in a dark sky, or with Venus and Mercury, in twilight. But there are ways to view the brighter planets while the sun is still up. Go-to telescopes can point to bright stars and planets automatically, but hey, that’s cheating. Today, we’re going to…
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