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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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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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Northern Sky: The Full Moon in June

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

The full moon on June 12 will be especially round and prominent against the sky. Also, look for Mars in the South and Saturn in the East.

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Northern Sky: Meteor Shower?

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

On this edition of Northern Sky, Deane tells us about a possible comet dust meteor shower overnight on May 23.

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Northern Sky: Saturn's Tilted Rings

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

On this edition of Northern Sky, Deane talks about Saturn's tilting rings, and bright planets we can expect to see in May. 

(Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

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Regulus in Leo (Jure Srsen/Flikr)

Northern Sky: on the way to May Day

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

On this edition of Northern Sky, Deane shares some evening and morning planets to see as well as the approach of Beltaine.

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