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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: reading by moonlight

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Plus the Orionids are like "sparks flying through the air"

Think the moon is bright enough to read by? Give it a try this month - like Thursday! - when the Hunter's Moon is high in the sky.

Or you could skip that experiment altogether and concentrate on seeing the Orionid meteor shower instead. At its October 21st peak, the only thing between you and seeing 20 or more meteors an hour is ... that big, bright, full moon.

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