Driftless Dark Skies: June Moon

Driftless Dark Skies: June Moon

Graphic from Astronomy Driftless Dark Skies: June Moon (June 2024) As we move from spring to summer this month, the sky is only totally dark for the four hours between 11pm and 3am. But there are almost five hours of twilight at dusk and dawn for skywatchers to enjoy....
Driftless Dark Skies: Spring Spectacles

Driftless Dark Skies: Spring Spectacles

Driftless Dark Skies: Spring Spectacles (May, 2024) This spring, I experienced two of the most awesome astronomical events of my life. I journeyed 450 miles to the path of totality in southern Illinois to watch the Moon eclipse the Sun on Monday, April 8. Just a month...
Driftless Dark Skies: North American Eclipse

Driftless Dark Skies: North American Eclipse

Driftless Dark Skies: North American Eclipse (March 2024) Earth, Moon, and Sun align on Monday, April 8 for skygazers to be wowed by a Solar Eclipse. Here in the Driftless Area, the show starts around 12:50pm when the New Moon takes a “bite” out of the Sun as it moves...
Driftless Dark Skies: Three Words

Driftless Dark Skies: Three Words

Driftless Dark Skies: Three Words International Dark Sky Week (April 2-8) is a worldwide celebration of the dark and natural night. This month, I would like to indulge my fascination with words from my previous careers as an English teacher and as a research assistant...
Driftless Dark Skies: Enjoying and Conserving

Driftless Dark Skies: Enjoying and Conserving

Photos by Alayne Hendricks at Wildcat Mountain State Park January 2023. Driftless Dark Skies: Enjoying and Conserving (February 2024) February looks to be an excellent month to experience starry skies and discover ways to preserve them for future generations....
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