What An Eclipse!

(Lunar eclipse montage taken with a 300mm f/2.8 lens. Photo: Bob King, Duluth News Tribune) (20 second time exposure of the eclipse scene. Photo: Bob King, Duluth News Tribune) (30-second time exposure showing moon in starfield. Photo: Bob King, Duluth News Tribune) I hope you had a chance to enjoy last night’s eclipse. The weather…
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More Spy Satellite Passes, Eclipse Update

(Photo: An SM-3 missile is launched from a U.S. Navy ship. U.S. Navy handout image) Here’s an update on the visibility of spy satellite USA-193. Rough weather in the Pacific Ocean looks likely to postpone the planned mission to shoot it down with an SM-3 missile. That means we’ll have another opportunity or two to see…
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Doomed Spy Satellite Passes Over The Northland Tonight

Last night my older daughter and I ran out of the house and into the cold for three brief minutes to watch the satellite USA-193 zip beneath Orion’s feet. It was a thrill to see it, knowing that this spy satellite’s days were numbered. With a bit of luck, the U.S. navy will not have shot down USA-193 by…
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Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by to check out what’s going on in the sky this week. I will try to keep you up to date on celestial events you can see with your very own eyes, weather permitting of course. I’ve looked skyward since age 11 and am constantly amazed at how many wonderful things go…
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