Archive for December 21, 2010
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The big and bright waning gibbous moon shines in front of Gemini the Twins tonight. Our chart today shows you the view toward the east-northeast sky about three hours after sunset. Gemini’s two brightest stars are Castor and Pollux. They shine quite close to the moon tonight. The moon and Gemini swing westward throughout the night, for the same reason the sun moves westward during the day. It is ... Full Story
SH 14 over Cameron Pass remains closed following an avalanche that occurred last night around 8 p.m. Currently, it is snowing heavily and visibility is poor. Due to the large amount of snow and the potential for additional snow slides, crews cannot clean up the current slide or assess avalanche risk in the area. CDOT is working closely with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center who will wait 24 hours after it stops snowing to assess the avalanche risk and decide if mitigation ... Full Story
William W. Wendt, 45, of Berthoud, passed away unexpectedly December 20, 2010, in Loveland. Born on August 11, 1965, in Saginaw, Michigan, to William A. and Judy (Bruce) Wendt, he married Barbara Landon on May 23, 1987. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Barb, daughter Alyssa, son Javan, mother Judy, sister Rhonda, nieces, nephews and his many friends and colleagues. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, ... Full Story
Next Total Eclipses of the Moon will be on June 15 and December 10, 2011 There will be four partial solar eclipses in 2011, none will be visible in the United States except the June 1 event which will be visible from northern Alaska.