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See A Moon-Mars-Saturn Get-together

The full moon put in an appearance last night roughly halfway between Jupiter and the duo of Saturn and Mars. Following the moon’s movement through the zodiac is like having your own personal driver. Just hop on. One night, you’ll zip by Jupiter. The next night, you might be dropped off on the doorstep of a bright star cluster.  Monday morning…
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Meet The Full Pink Mini-Moon

Welcome to a special full moon week. Instead of a bigger-than-usual “supermoon”, tomorrow night’s full moon will be tiny. Relatively speaking. We get a “mini-moon” whenever the full moon occurs within a day or two of lunar apogee, the point in the moon’s orbit when it’s farthest from Earth. A supermoon, occurs when the full moon lies…
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Frogs, Lunar Leaps And Cycles Of Change

I was startled to heard the frogs calling again last night. It’s been so cold the past week many of us who live along Lake Superior have been mentally thrust back into winter. But the chorus of peepers along with a dose of soothing moonlight returned me to April where I belong. Maybe you’re experiencing…
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Crescent Moon Hits The Bull’s Eye Sunday

The other day we talked about how to find the planet Mercury at dusk. Tonight, you can use the arc of the thin crescent moon to help point you to the planet, located just 8° or just shy of one fist held at arm’s length to its lower right. By Sunday night (April 10), the moon will have…
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Mercury Makes Best Appearance Of The Year At Dusk

Evening twilight needs a planet. The skyline in that direction’s been mighty bare lately. Venus departed long ago, and Mercury’s been missing for months. That’s about to change as Mercury gallops back to the western sky this week. Tonight, it’s about 3 fingers high 30-40 minutes after sunset tonight. Watch for the planet to climb steadily…
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