Noctua, Voice Of The Night

The waning gibbous moon plays "Where’s Waldo" among the limbs and leaves of a tree this morning (Sept. 18). The moon’s path is now so high in the sky that it’s still well up in the west during the morning hours. This photo was taken around 8 o’clock. Photo: Bob King / Duluth News Tribune Hooo-hoo-hooo … hoooooo…
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15 Minutes With The Moon Migration Detector

This map shows the entire dome of the sky overhead flattened into a circle. The outer edge of the circle represents the horizon. Our imaginary moon migration detector is sort of like a fence the birds must cross to reach the other half of the sky. It should give us an approximate idea of how many birds pass through…
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A Mystery Befuddles Hubble

Looking east tonight around 9 p.m. (Sept. 16). The moon hangs two outstretched fists below the Great Square of Pegasus, the mythological flying horse. To see the Square more easily, cover the moon with one hand. Aries the Ram is the small, fingerlike constellation two fists to the left of the moon. — created with Stellarium These past nights…
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Sol And Luna Face Off In Two Harbors Tonight

The moon, encircled by a small corona of light, shines through departing altocumulus clouds last night (Sept. 14). Photo: Bob King / Duluth News Tribune Can’t get enough of the moon? The fourth annual Harvest Moon and Sunset Watch will be tonight, Monday, September 15 along the Two Harbors breakwater near the lighthouse. Two Harbors is located some…
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Feast Your Eyes On This Harvest

During the time of Harvest Moon, the full moon rises within a half hour of sunset several nights in a row. This gave farmers the light they needed to bring in the harvest in the days before the advent of lights and heavy machinery. Illustration: Bob King While the official date of the full moon is tomorrow, it’ll…
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