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.

 


 
What's On:
The Andromeda galaxy is visible this month (find it at the bottom-center of the above photo, above the 'v' of the hills)

Northern Sky: Autumn Constellations

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


Crescent Moon & Venus (Jan Kalab/Flickr)

Northern Sky: September Brings A Striking Morning Sky

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


 
If you look along the Milky Way, you should see three bright stars: the summer triangle (Top to Bottom: Deneb, Vega & Altair)

Northern Sky: Gaining Constellations, Losing a Few Old Friends

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


A full moon over Lake Superior

Northern Sky: A Real Smorgasbord of Splendors

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


 
A transit of Venus

Northern Sky: An Eclipse & A Rare Transit

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


A partial solar eclipse

Northern Sky: A Partial Eclipse of the Sun

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. In this edition of Northern Sky, there's a lot going on in the month of May.


 
Sunrise, with transit of Venus

Northern Sky: A May Supermoon & Venus in Transit

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. In this edition of Northern Sky, there's a lot going on in the month of May.


Moon & Sunset

Northern Sky: Lyrid Meteor Shower & Walpurgisnacht

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


 
There's a lot to see in the April night sky

Northern Sky: Opposition, Venus & The Virgo Cluster

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


Arcturus is the brightest star in Boötes (it's the brightest object in the upper left corner)

Northern Sky: Movement in March

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. This month, Earth passes Mars, and Jupiter passes Venus.