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Northern Sky

East Bay Moon Crescent/Photo by Stephan Hoglund

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and contributes to WTIP bi-weekly on the Monday North Shore Morning program through "Northern Sky," where she shares what's happening with stars, planets and more.

 


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Northern Sky: October 18

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

A partial eclipse of the sun on the 23rd, the Capella multi star system, and Halloween.

 


 
Total Lunar Eclipse (David Boocock/Flikr)

Northern Sky: October 4

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

A total lunar eclipse on the morning of October 8th helps us see Uranus and more.

 


 
 

Northern Sky: September 20

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

The autumnal equinox, Jupiter in the morning, Mars in the evening (meeting his rival Antares); and another look at the summer triangle.

 


 
photo by David L Grinstead

Northern Sky: September 6

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

The last of three super moons on September 8, brighter and really round; Mars and Antares battle it out; and big news - a 3d map of our corner of the universe shows superclusters and watersheds.


 
Orion and Sirius (David Joly /Flikr)

Northern Sky: August 23

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

Jupiter and the winter stars, Mars and Saturn, Bootes (the Herdsman) and one more supermoon.


 
Fullish Moon at Perigee (Greg Wilson / Flikr)

Northern Sky: August 9

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

A perigee moon, or super moon, on Aug 10th; Venus & Jupiter on th 17th and 18th; and the continuing story of the summer triangle, star #3 - Altair.


 

Northern Sky: Summer Triangle

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

The moon and Mars are on the move during the month of August, and Deneb - a blue-white supergiant - can be seen as part of the Summer Triangle of stars.

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Northern Sky: Stars and planets in the summer sky

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

July is a busy month for planets and stars. Watch for the "Lyra" constellation, featuring Vega the "harp star."  

(Photo by Cyril Rana on Flickr)

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Northern Sky: July's Thunder Moon

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

The moon is called the "Full Thunder Moon" in July as it travels between planets and stars.

(Photo by Maury Landsman)

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Northern Sky: The Sun takes over the summer sky

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

The Sun is the most dominating thing in the sky in mid-June, but Venus is still visible before dawn. Look for a waning crescent moon close to Venus on Tuesday, June 24.

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