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EarthSky Tonight—August 18, Moon shines above

EarthSky Tonight—August 18, Moon shines above Scorpion’s stinger

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Every month, the moon swings full circle in front of the constellations of the Zodiac. And each month, as the moon parades past the constellation Scorpius, the moon makes sure to stay a safe distance above the Scorpion’s stinger stars, Shaula and Lesath. After all, the lore of the skies tells us the Scorpion’s stinger put Orion the Mighty Hunter to death. As seen from mid-northern latitudes in North America, the stinger ... Full Story

Berthoud man charged in attack on cyclists

Berthoud driver charged after witnesses said he attacked Fort Collins cyclists A Berthoud man is facing charges that he attacked a group of cyclists with an aluminum baseball bat, destroying a $4,800 bicycle. The Coloradoan

September Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer

Guided Hikes and Events   Saturday, September 11, at 8:00 a.m. “Snake, Rattle, and Roll – Plains Rattlesnakes” Love them or hate them, rattlesnakes are a sign of a healthy foothills landscape. Come to Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy 34,  to learn how we can coexist with these highly specialized and often misunderstood creatures. Program is free.  Hike rating: easy.  Please bring water for the trail and dress ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—August 17, Antares – Fire Star

EarthSky Tonight—August 17, Antares – Fire Star – near moon

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science You have got about another month to see a uniquely summer star, Antares in the constellation Scorpius, in the evening. It is the brightest star near the waxing gibbous moon tonight, in the southern sky as night begins. The moon and Antares will drift westward throughout the night, to set around midnight. Antares sets some 4 minutes earlier with each passing night. By late September, Antares will be tough to spot in the ... Full Story

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