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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 Almanac: A Jupiter Shadow

Detailed image of constellation of Orion with countless stars in the distance
jpstanley [via Flickr]

The sun casts a shadow. Even Venus can cast a shadow. But Jupiter? "Yes!" says Bob King who was able to capture a picture of a shadow against his white garage door from light cast by Jupiter low in the sky. "Venus can do it... that's an easy one if you're in a relatively dark place." For the long-time astronomer, the Jupiter shadow was a first.

King also notes that the Orionid meteor shower will peak on Sunday October 22nd between midnight and dawn. "It's not a big shower... this is only a ten, to maybe fifteen or twenty [meteors] tops per hour."

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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