Related Program: Northland Morning Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: weather's clearing for two events this week! By Lisa Johnson • Oct 22, 2019 Related Program: Northland Morning ShareTweetEmail Credit James Peacock/Unsplash The clouds and rain may make themselves scarce later this week, just in time to give us good looks at two fun events in the sky. More astro-news, resources for aurora forecasts and more goodies are available here. Listen Listening... / 7:36 Tags: Astro Bob's Backyard AstronomyCrescent MoonAuroraShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: the moon's "awkward phase" By Lisa Johnson • Oct 8, 2019 ©Bob King. Used wth permission. The moon's going through an awkward phase. It's gibbous right now, something Italian speakers know means convex on both edges, and fans of Stephen King know means scary and something awful is going to happen. Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: volcanos and sunsets and purples, oh my By Lisa Johnson • Sep 24, 2019 Bob King. Used with permission. We hate the way dust makes things look at home, but it turns out dust makes sunsets look spectacular. Volcanic eruptions in Russia's Kuril Islands are making our sunsets here in the Northland purple. How does THAT work? Astro Bob explains. And in more astro-news, Bob reports there is a decent chance of auroras for the region this Friday and Saturday nights (September 27 and 28) and you can read more about that here. Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: get mooned this weekend By Lisa Johnson • Sep 10, 2019 ©Bob King. Used with permission. Skywatchers all over the northland will be celebrating the night skies beginning Sunday, September 15 ... It's a week of classes and star parties; you can check out Starry Skies Lake Superior's web site for more details. Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: when to break down doors to get outside By Lisa Johnson • Aug 27, 2019 ©Bob King. Used with permission. As if having a lovely long weekend to camp under the stars - and clear skies to enjoy them - wasn't enough, we have northern lights to look forward to, possibly Saturday night! Bob King's got the space weather forecast (with links for the three-day and the 27-day version) plus tips on how to photograph the aurora for yourself!