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May is here, and spring is in full swing. We will gain over an hour of daylight during the month, and usually see an increasing number of clea…

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Welcome to April, our first full month of spring. As I write this in mid-March, with still over two feet of snow here in Trout Lake, spring so…

The month of Venus and Jupiter in our evening skies. Our neighbor is growing closer to us, and will be getting slightly brighter in our evening sky.

Welcome to June, and welcome to the first month of summer. The summer solstice this year will occur on June 20. The Sun will be as far north as it gets in our sky. Sunrise on June 20 will come at 5:15 a.m., and sunset will be at 9 p.m.

April, our first full month of spring. After a long winter, it sounds good! We are now past the first day of spring, and Earth’s northern hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun. Day length during April will increase by almost an hour and a half.

Welcome to February, our shortest month. The month will feature great evening views of Venus, Jupiter in the morning, and some nice overhead passes of the International Space Station. Step outside when the weather clears!

Happy New Year! Start the year off right – given clear skies, after sunset, tear yourself away from the Bowl game and cast your gaze to the southwest. Brilliant Venus will join a dazzling crescent Moon in the early evening sky, with the planet Mars a bit farther to the left. Don’t wait too long, as the Moon will set by about 7:30 p.m.

September is my favorite month for stargazing. Nightfall comes earlier, so one doesn’t need to wait until very late to enjoy the dark skies.