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Astronomy Update

Look for a thin crescent moon through next week.  That week’s update will come out early on Tuesday to coincide with the fall equinox. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: earth, equinox, fall, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, sun, venus

Astronomy Update

Temperatures will rise through the weekend, but new clouds will make stargazing a little tough this week.  The moon is on its way out so at least we have less light pollution. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus

Astronomy Update

Nights are dipping into the 40s this week, but the moon should be very easy to spot.  Look for planets a few hours after sunset for the warmest conditions. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus

UND Space Studies Department Does Fifth “Mars” Mission

The crew did 12 experiments including growing plants and testing new space suits

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — There aren’t many space studies departments in the world but it just so happens there’s one in Grand Forks. “It was founded by Buzz Aldrin actually, the space studies department,” said Prahbu Victor. Since UND’s program began in the 1980’s, the department has given students who have a love and curiosity of everything to do with…

Jefferson Elementary Student Wins Earth-themed Poster Competition

Her fifth grade class won a lunch with Mayor Mahoney

FARGO, N.D. — A fifth grade class at Jefferson Elementary School had a special guest for lunch: Mayor Tim Mahoney. The pizza lunch was to celebrate the winner of a poster competition hosted by the city of Fargo. The theme was “Coming Together for the Earth,” with the goal of encouraging people to recycle. Teachers, along with the city’s recycling coordinator,…

What is a Solar Eclipse?

Partial Solar Eclipse Coming Monday to Red River Valley

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff explains what a solar eclipse is and how we can be safe during the event on Monday, August 21st: Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: earth, eclipse, moon, Safety, solar, SPACE, sun

Solar Eclipse Safety in the Red River Valley

Looking Directly at Eclipse Without Protection is Harmful

During the upcoming solar eclipse, the moon is going to block out the sun and cast a shadow on the Earth. “And the sky goes completely dark, the moon covers up the sun, and you’re able to see something called the solar corona, which is the atmosphere of the sun. So you can see these streamers of light coming away…

We Can See Venus

KVRR Astronomy Update

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at this week’s moon phase and how you can see Venus in the sky this week: Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, moon, SPACE, venus