Comet NEOWISE

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Comet NEOWISE is beginning to fade, although it's still visible through binoculars.  Bob King's got a map to help you find it through the rest of the month and you can read more about the comet here (Comet NEOWISE Has A Brush With The Aurora).

Jim, the Photographer [via Flickr]

Larry Weber observes that if this month's weather continues as it has, we'll have one of the wettest and hottest Julys on record. But the rain has benefitted the many ripening berries around the region.  Basswood trees are in bloom right now which some beekeepers say creates the best honey.  Many late summer flowers are beginning their bloom cycles as well, including tall sunflowers.  Canada thistle is starting to seed, providing food and nesting material for American goldfinches who mate later in the year than many other songbirds.

Copyright Bob King. Used with permission.

We finally have some clear nights in the forecast, and the timing is perfect to see Comet NEOWISE.

By the way, star gazing is a social-distance-friendly activity and your mask may prevent mosquitos from getting up your nose!

Find out more about how to locate Comet NEOWISE here.

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Who needs fireworks when you have a Fourth of July penumbral eclipse to look forward to?

Find viewing information for Duluth here and or your location at this website.