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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: An Election Day Eclipse

Chart for a lunar eclipse on November 8th, 2022
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Wake up. See the eclipse. Have breakfast. Vote.

That’s Bob King’s plan for next Tuesday, November 8th. The lunar eclipse will be an hours-long event that can be seen through its various phases from the 2am hour until dawn. That's quite a commitment for most. "If you want to pick two peak times; the first would be right at 4am." This is the time that the moon will go from partially eclipsed to fully. "Or you can go to the other end of the eclipse when it's about to come out of total eclipse; and that would be at 5:30."

The moon can be seen in the western sky, and during the peak of the eclipse it will look red. "The shadow should be totally dark, but... sunlight streams past the earth, it's refracted or bent by the atmosphere and the reddened sunlight that makes it through falls into the dark shadow," says King.

All that's left is to hope for clear skies.

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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