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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: Lights in the North, Leona in the South

A green band of light in the night sky above a near horizon of treetops
Samuel Wagner [via Flickr]

If you're in the area, Wednesday night between 9pm and midnight will offer an opportunity to see the Northern Lights. Some recent explosive activity on the sun, along with predicted clear skies, make this an ideal opportunity to see the aurora.

And if you are, by chance, in Miami, keep your eyes on Orion. The upcoming occultation with an asteroid called Leona will cause Orion's brightest star to blink out for a few seconds. Scientist will be utilizing this rare moment to gather more information about the star.

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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