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What's in the Sky?

January 2018 Happy New Year! We open 2018 with another "Supermoon" on New Year's Day. You may have seen the last full moon on Dec. 3, which was also...

 
 By Jim White    News    October 25, 2017

What's in the Sky

Our first full month of fall brings longer nights and shorter days. During the month, we’ll lose about 40 minutes of daylight. Clear skies will come less frequently, but there will be plenty to see...

 
 By Jim White    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Jobs finally coming

It is encouraging to see a new business (and jobs) coming to Goldendale—Auscrete Corporation. Hopefully the city will ensure that the new facility’s lighting is dark-sky friendly, helping to... Full story

 
 By Jim White    News    June 14, 2017

What's in the Sky

With July here, we are in the time of year when we have mostly clear skies, and comfortable night temperatures. Also, we are more often away from...

 
 By Jim White    Community    August 3, 2016

What's in the August sky?

Welcome to August, a great month for stargazing. Darkness begins to come earlier, we enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, and we get a chance to see all...

 
 By Jim White    Community    April 27, 2016

Mercury is in transit across the sun during May

Welcome to May! The year's fifth month contains two special planetary events this year, a transit of the planet Mercury on May 9, and the closest...

 

Spring sky will feature five planets

Welcome to March. The year's third month brings warmer temperatures, the vernal equinox, and the closest approach to Earth for the solar system's...

 
 By Jim White    News    December 16, 2015

What's in the Sky in January

January presents skies full of bright dazzling stars and planets, when the clouds part in this cold winter month. And you don't have to wait until...

 

Lunar eclipse to highlight September

The highlight of summer’s last month will come on Sept. 27, when we have a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse will have already begun when the Moon rises, at about 6:55 p.m. Maximum eclipse will be...

 
 By Jim White    News    August 5, 2015

Space station in view for August

After the long days of June and July, our last full month of summer brings hints of the shorter days and longer nights to come. During the month, sunrise advances from 5:48 a.m. on Aug. 1 to 6:25... Full story

 
 By Jim White    News    May 27, 2015

Solstice event offers opportunity to view sun safely

Welcome to June, the month of the summer solstice. The sun will reach its northernmost point in the sky on June 21, when it will be directly above the...

 

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