Astronomy Update

Clear and warm nights will make finding planets this week easy.  A solar eclipse will happen on June 10th that some towns in our area can see well. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, eclipse, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, solar, SPACE, stars, sun, venus

Otter Tail Power Company is making plans for a new solar panel farm

It adding onto the two it already has in Jamestown and Ottertail

FERGUS FALLS, Minn.- More solar power is coming to Otter Tail County. The Otter Tail Power Company is planning to build the Hoot Lake Solar Farm around the existing power plant in Fergus Falls. The Hoot Lake Plant will be retiring next year. Plans for the new solar farm to replace it have been in the works since the middle…

New Solar Garden Is Heating Up In Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials said they decided it would be more efficient to control the power from one central location

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A solar garden project that has been in the works for over two years is now up and running in Detroit Lakes. The two solar arrays at 1426 Terry Street on–site are currently providing energy for 40 public utilities customers and have room for about 10 more. Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials say they decided it…

Community Turns Out for Solar Eclipse 2017

At both MSUM and the Zoo, viewing glasses were sold out early, but that didn't stop everyone from sharing with one another

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s the phenomenon that hasn’t been seen in the United States for decades. Here in the F-M area, people of all ages had a lot to say about the solar eclipse. There are several solar eclipse viewing parties right here in the F-M area. At MSUM, hundreds of people gathered around, looking at the sun through glasses,…

Xcel Energy Says its Prepared for Monday’s Solar Eclipse

Officials say planning has been much simpler because they know the exact time frame of the event

  MINNESOTA — One of the main providers of solar energy in Minnesota says you don’t have to worry about whether or not its service will be interrupted for Monday. Xcel Energy officials say they have been planning for Monday’s solar eclipse and will shift to other power sources when the eclipse takes place. The company manages over 1,000 megawatts…

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

The Solar Eclipse: Watch Out for the Animal Kingdom

The Solar Eclipse will take place on August 21st

FARGO, N.D. —The highly anticipated solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21st. Certain theories suggest an eclipse can cause major changes in animal behavior. “There’s a lot of historic reports on animals behaving oddly during solar eclipses, especially if they’re in totality,” says Red River Zoo Executive Director, Sally Jacobson. “We’ve heard stories in the past of cows…

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…