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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: Autumnal Equinox

The view of planet earth on the equinox
NOAA Satellites

At 8:03pm on the 22nd of September you can say goodbye to Summer. "At that minute, that's when the sun is crossing the imaginary circle in the sky called the celestial equator," says Bob King. Regardless of your position on earth this Thursday, you'll be able to get a glimpse of the sun - both poles will have a view of opposite halves.

Other cosmic news of note, on Saturday morning between 5:30 and 6 o'clock, you can catch a "smiling" crescent moon rising over the eastern horizon. Tonight, the ISS will cross the sky from west to east across the northern sky. Look for it to pass near Polaris between 8:34 and 8:37pm.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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