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Driftless Dark Skies: Solstice Sunsets

Driftless Dark Skies: Solstice Sunsets

  Time seems to slow down around the solstice. It takes an extra half minute for the face of the sun to slip below the horizon on the June 20th summer solstice than it did on the March 19th vernal equinox. There is the slowest change in the time of the sunset. It...

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Enjoying the Nature of the Driftless

Enjoying the Nature of the Driftless

When craving the solace of the outdoors, with enough room to breathe and keep a social distance, the state parks and reserves of the Driftless can offer you the outdoor recreation in nature you love with the space you need. Be sure to check ahead to see if offered...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Lunar Time

Driftless Dark Skies: Lunar Time

When I was a high school teacher, we sometimes had the ritual of starting class with a student letting us know the phase of the moon and when it would rise and set. We spent too much of the day cut off from fresh air and sunlight, and it seemed that such a custom...

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Defining the Driftless

Defining the Driftless

Look forward to your future vacation in Southwest Wisconsin and learn what Defining the Driftless is all about. Click to order or download a map and start the daydream. Facebook Twitter What is the Driftless? The land where Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin meet was...

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Driftless Road Trips

Driftless Road Trips

Facebook Twitter Great River Road The Wisconsin Great River Road was made for road trips and has more miles of shoreline than any of the other nine states that border the Mississippi River.  The Upper Mississippi River Valley cuts through the Driftless with steep...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Wandering Worlds

Driftless Dark Skies: Wandering Worlds

When the moon is in the Seventh HouseAnd Jupiter aligns with MarsThen peace will guide the planetsAnd love will steer the stars                           The 5th Dimension “Age of Aquarius” (1969) Not sure about the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, but I am looking...

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Driftless Dark Skies: Moon Occults Mars

Driftless Dark Skies: Moon Occults Mars

Driftless skywatchers could see a remarkable sight the morning of February 18 when the Waning Crescent Moon passes in front of Mars. Both worlds rise together in the southeast around 3:40. Mars will be just to the left of the sunlit side of the Moon, Binoculars will...

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