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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: Is the Equinox Really Equal?

Two figures looking up at the Aurora-filled night sky
Bob King

It was a late night for many who stayed up to see the Aurora. "Everything was just shaking," says Bob King of the Northern Lights on September 18th. "I was just at a road intersection, there were just cars everywhere."

As always, if you missed one thing up in the cosmos, there's another thing just around the corner. Mercury is starting to pop up on the eastern horizons at dawn. Locate the planet by first finding bright Venus then looking down and to the left.

Also of note, the Equinox is coming up this Saturday the 23rd, but this doesn't necessarily mean that daylight is exactly equal to night. The date when night and day are closest to equal is September 25th, on the Equilux.

You can hear Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy every other Tuesday at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

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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