Moon

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Partial Solar Eclipse Visible In Minnesota Thursday

A number of astronomy buffs are preparing for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse, which will be the final one of the year. The moon will move in front of the sun from about 4:30 until 6 p.m. Thursday.

10/23/2014

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Total Lunar Eclipse

Are you totally excited for the total lunar eclipse early Wednesday morning?! The eclipse will be viewable across North America. And with clear skies to prevail over Minnesota and Wisconsin, all will behold the astronomical awesome-ness!

10/07/2014

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What’s The ‘Supermoon?’ A Meteorologist Explains

If the moon looks a little bigger and brighter to you these days, you’re right. WCCO Radio Meteorologist Mike Lynch explains the so-called “supermoon” phenomenon. “The ‘supermoon’ is a term that comes from astrology, not astronomy,” Lynch said.

08/12/2014

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Mike Lynch: The Moon & Jupiter

Mike Lynch says the moon and Jupiter won’t be quite as close Wednesday night but will still be a nice sight. Jupiter will be a little to the upper right of the full moon.

12/26/2012

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A Celestial Hugging For Christmas

Tonight and Tuesday night the moon, the Pleiades, and the bright planet Jupiter are have a big celestial hugging. In fact, tomorrow night the moon and Jupiter will less than a degree apart, almost touching.

12/24/2012

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Conjunction Between Full Moon And Jupiter

Tonight they’ll be a lovely celestial conjunction — or what I like to call a celestial hugging — between the full moon and the bright planet Jupiter.

11/28/2012

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Jupiter-Moon Conjunction

There will be a very tight celestial hugging between the moon and Jupiter in the eastern sky. They both rise in the eastern sky a little before 8pm and they’ll only be about a degree apart.

11/01/2012

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The Star Spica With Mars, Saturn & The Moon

Early this evening toward the end of twilight in the low southwestern sky, the new crescent moon will be just to the left of a triangle made by the planets Mars and Saturn along with the bright star Spica.

08/22/2012

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Conjunction Between Crescent Moon & Planets

Early this evening toward the end of twilight in the low southwestern sky, the new crescent moon will be in a close conjunction with a triangle made by the planets Mars and Saturn along with the bright star Spica.

08/21/2012

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Venus-Moon Conjunction

Tonight and tomorrow night there’s going to be a nice conjunction between the new crescent moon and the bright planet Venus.

05/22/2012

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Venus And The Moon Nuzzle Up

Early this evening, Venus and the crescent moon will be in a nice celestial hug again. Tonight the crescent moon will be just to upper left of the very bright planet Venus. The moon is […]

04/25/2012

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Moon, Mars Conjunction

Tonight, the near full moon will be in a celestial hugging with the bright planet Mars in the southeastern evening sky.

04/03/2012

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Look For Mars Tonight

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Over the next several nights you can use the full moon to locate Mars in the eastern evening sky. On Wednesday night, after about 8 p.m., look for a definitely reddish star-like […]

02/08/2012

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Venus/Crescent Moon Conjunction Tuesday

Tonight the new crescent moon will sitting just above the bright planet Venus in the southwestern early evening sky. Don’t miss it!

12/27/2011

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Early Morning Glimpse At Mars

Over the next couple of mornings around 5 to 6 a.m. they’ll be a nice conjunction in the early morning high southwest sky between the waning gibbous moon and the planet Mars that’s about 112 million miles away.

12/15/2011

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Lunar Eclipse On Saturday

We’ll have an almost total lunar eclipse on this coming Saturday morning in the western sky.

12/08/2011

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Some Celestial Hugging

Mike Lynch said look for a lovely celestial hugging Tuesday night between the waxing gibbous moon and the bright planet Jupiter.

12/06/2011

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A Little Celestial Hugging

They’ll be a nice celestial hugging tonight between the full moon and the bright planet Jupiter.

11/09/2011

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Apollo Landing Sites

There are new photos of the Apollo landing sites taken by the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter.

09/07/2011

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Jupiter & The Moon

Mike Lynch says to look for the moon and Jupiter to be close together in the pre-twilight early morning sky. They’ll be especially close together early Saturday morning.

08/18/2011

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Crescent Moon Passing By Saturn

Mike Lynch says that tonight the new crescent moon will pass just below the planet Saturn and tomorrow night the moon will be a little fatter and will pass just below the bright star Spica.

08/03/2011

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Saturn And The Moon

The first quarter moon and the planet Saturn will be in a celestial hugging tonight.

07/06/2011

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Scorpius The Scorpion

The full moon is passing through the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion and tonight it’s right next to the bright star Antares that marks the heart of the celestial Scorpion.

06/14/2011

The WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee

Dave and Mike Lynch talk about some of the important things that happened on this date including the first steps on the moon! Sports with Dave and Sid Hartman The Rash Report with John Rash…Dave […]

07/20/2010

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