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Archive for September 30, 2010

EarthSky Tonight—Oct 1, Venus and Mars close but

EarthSky Tonight—Oct 1,  Venus and Mars close but hard to spot after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The planets Venus and Mars are in conjunction today (Friday, October 1). However, if you live at mid-northern latitudes, it will not be easy to spot these two worlds after sunset. You will probably need binoculars to spot them low in the sky and in the glow of twilight. Our sky chart shows the sky scene for about 30 to 40 minutes after sundown, shortly before Venus and Mars follow the sun beneath the horizon. We draw in ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, September 2010

Berthoud Police Beat, September 2010

Police Beat September 1 to 30 Wednesday, Sept. 1 A Mazda Miata was reported stolen from the 700 block of Eighth Street. The vehicle was found in California the following weekend with the front end damaged from a motor vehicle accident. Staff at Ivy Stockwell Elementary requested a School Resource Officer to assist in a juvenile problem at the school. Police responded to an ongoing juvenile problem at the high school. Baby squirrels in the yard in the 200 block of Second Street ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Sept. 30, What bright star flashes

EarthSky Tonight—Sept. 30, What bright star flashes red and green in northeast?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Every year in late September and early October, we get questions from people who see a bright star twinkling with red and green flashes, low in the northeastern sky. Capella is a golden star when seen higher up in the sky. If you could travel to it in space, you’d find that it’s actually two golden stars, both with roughly the same surface temperature as our local star, the sun . . . but both larger and brighter than the ... Full Story

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