Marshall Downing

Astronomy Update

A super moon and a lunar eclipse make this an exciting week for the moon.  Planets, on the other hand, are sticking to a similar pattern. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, eclipse, jupiter, Lunar, mars, mercury, moon, saturn, SPACE, super, venus

Astronomy Update

Partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures will make the start of the new year great for stargzing.  Not all planets are visible, but late sunrises help early morning viewing. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, New, venus

Astronomy Update

Another cloudy week prevents great viewing even as temperatures warm a bit above average.  With a break in the clouds, there is not much to see through the next week either.  As temperatures cool, this cloud cover sticks around and sunsets get earlier and earlier. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: mars, saturn, SPACE, stars

Astronomy Update

Warmer temperatures through the middle of the week and less cloud cover for most of the nights make visibility markedly better than earlier this month. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, mars, saturn, SPACE

Astronomy Update

Clouds across the region are making viewing difficult, but even with a break in the sky there are few planets to glimpse.  The moon is just coming off a new phase, so it is hard to spot as well. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, mars, saturn, SPACE

Bison Tailgating Forecast

With a wintry mix on the way, conditions for tailgating will not be great.  A jacket durable enough to stand against the wind, showers, and flurries will be very useful.  Keep that around after the game since temperatures are not warming much more than the low 40s. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: Bison, Football, NDSU, tailgating

Astronomy Update

Clouds that stick around through next week prevent great stargazing for the start of November.  Even if it were more clear, with a lot of planets hidden it would be hard to find more than two easily.  The moon is dimming this week, so any break in the clouds will have less light pollution. Tags: jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, saturn,…