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After a little break (of 25 years or so) Bob King is celebrating his retirement with a return to The North 103.3's airwaves!After almost 40 years with the Duluth News Tribune, Bob is now retired. But scratch a print guy and you'll find a radio guy; King and then-UMD Planetarium Director Glen Langhorst hosted Startalk on KUMD for several years in the early '90s.Listen for Astro Bob every other Tuesday at 8am on Northland Morning.

Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: "a pinky below Mars" and "a ginned-up version of Earth's equator"

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Make a note on your calendar right now: October 2.

After all, your calendar should have some fun stuff, too; not just responsibilities and appointments.

That's when the moon will be about a pinky below Mars (if you measure with your hand held out at arm's length).

Sometime this morning, too, the sun crossed the celestial equator - hence today's autumnal equinox.

Lots of sky-watching, clear skies and reasonable temperatures forecast for this week, too.

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