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 By Jim White    Community    June 3, 2020 

What's in the Sky

Welcome to June-warmer weather, and the start of summer. Our nights may be shorter, with darkness coming later, but the beauty of our night skies make...

 By Jim White    News    December 25, 2019

What's in the Sky: January 2020

Happy New Year to all! It is hard to believe, but this begins the 15th year in which I've written this little column, 175 in all to date. And, it...

 By Jim White    News    December 4, 2019

What's in the Sky

December is here, the last month of the year, Christmas, and the winter solstice. Clear nights are rare, but when they are clear darkness comes...

 By Jim White    News    October 2, 2019

What's in the Sky

Welcome to October, our first full month of autumn. Days are now shorter than nights, as the sun drops lower in the southern sky. Hopefully we will...

 By Jim White    News    August 28, 2019

What's in the Sky

September is here, when summer comes to an end and fall begins. The Autumnal Equinox occurs this year on Sept. 23, when the Sun crosses the equator,...

 By Jim White    News    July 31, 2019

What's in the Sky

August is one of my favorite months for viewing the night sky. Darkness comes a bit earlier, nights are warm, and the summer Milky Way is high...

 By Jim White    News    July 17, 2019

What's in the Sky

This month I'm not going to talk about what's in the sky but rather about a bit of history. Fifty years ago, on the 20th of this month, Apollo 11...

 By Jim White    News    January 2, 2019

What's in the Sky

Happy New Year 2019! We have a great sight to start the New Year, on New Year's Day morning. The waning crescent Moon will lie low in the southeast, w...

 By Jim White    News    October 31, 2018

What's in the Sky

Time sure flies, it is hard to believe that November is on the doorstep. On the 4th of the month, daylight savings time ends. Remember to "fall back"...

 By Jim White    News    October 3, 2018

What's in the Sky For October 2018

October, our first full month of fall, with colorful leaves, a nip of frost in the air, and wonderful dark skies when the weather is clear. The bright planets Saturn and Mars are visible if fainter, a...

 By Jim White    News    July 4, 2018

What's in the Sky

July is here, as we enter the last half of 2018 and the first full month of summer. This month is truly the month of bright planets. Bright Venus domi...

 By Jim White    News    April 11, 2018

What's in the Sky

Welcome to April! Our first full month of spring brings longer days and warmer nights, and usually a bit more clear weather than the winter months. Ve...


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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