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Archive for May 19, 2010

Earthsky Tonight—May 20, First quarter moon – or

Earthsky Tonight—May 20, First quarter moon – or ‘half moon’ – near Regulus and Mars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org In the west-southwest this evening, the first-quarter moon hangs below the “Sickle” of the constellation Leo the Lion, and its brightest star, Regulus. Note that the “Sickle” looks like a backward question mark. If you hold your outstretched fist to the right of the moon, it will span the distance to a ruddy “star” – but that’s no star, it’s the planet Mars. Ever since the end of January – when Mars and ... Full Story

Obituary: Justin James Sprague

Obituary: Justin James Sprague

August 8, 1983-May 13, 2010. Justin was born in Loveland to Chris (Field) and Vince Sprague. He grew up in Berthoud and Loveland and attended Kindergarten though 12th grade in Berthoud. During his senior year, he attended Front Range Community College and completed the Automotive Tech and Services Program with honors. He graduated from Berthoud High School in 2002. He attended the School of Automotive Machinists in Houston, Texas, in 2003. He returned to Northern Colorado in 2004, ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 19, Moon and Mars close

Earthsky Tonight—May 19, Moon and Mars close together

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org This evening, the rather fat waxing crescent moon sits fairly close to the ruddy planet Mars. Yesterday evening, a somewhat thinner lunar crescent shone closer to the Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux. Tomorrow evening, the first quarter moon will shine more closely to Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. The moon, always in motion, continually goes eastward in font of the background stars. It ... Full Story

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