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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: Full Moon for the Old Year, Meteor Shower for the New Year

Star map of the Quadrantid meteor shower
Stellarium, Bob King

With the omnipresent clouds, the full moon has managed to sneak up on us. Tonight is the full moon for the month of December. "It'll be a very brilliant full moon way up there in the constellation of Gemini," says Bob King. "It's called the full Cold Moon." Here's hoping for a break in the clouds.

The new year brings promise of another meteor shower. The Quadrantids will peak for a mere 6 hours on the morning of January 4th. "The shower will radiate from a point below the handle of the big dipper." Also look for Mercury to be on display as 2024 comes our way.

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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