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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: Searching for Cloudless Skies

M35 star cluster
Jan Birger [via Flickr]

For stargazers looking for clear skies, Bob King has the solution. "You can get a really nice app... called Windy," says King. Th app shows up-to-date cloud maps that will allow people to find cloudless areas that might be just a handful of miles away.

The Flower Moon is rising this Friday, May 5th. "This is a really good full moon," says King, "because it rises about 20 minutes after sunset." With the sun out of the way, the moon should be glowing as it rises at 8:47pm on Friday evening.

Earth is passing through the tail of Halley's Comet making for a possible meteor shower in the early morning of May 6th, though the full moon might offer too much light for a spectacular showing.

Also be on the lookout for Venus, the star cluster M35, the rise of Saturn, and a nighttime passing of the International Space Station.

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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