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Crescent moon with Venus and Jupiter near. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/harshanm/3073301812/">harshanm</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Crescent moon with Venus and Jupiter near. Photo: harshanm, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Heads-up, star-gazers! Venus is back

Lots of news from St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue this morning. She stopped by the NCPR studios to share the monthly update with Martha Foley.

Item: Venus has popped back up in the morning sky.

Item: You can still see the moons of Jupiter with binoculars, in the west after dark.

Item: Groundhog Day's roots go deeper than a hill in Pennsylvania; it marks the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.

Item: Why it's so easy to see the young crescent Moon this time of year.

And more...  Go to full article
Garlic under the snow in Potsdam. Photo by Ed Clark.
Garlic under the snow in Potsdam. Photo by Ed Clark.

Power out, schools closed by winter's parting shot

A spring storm blanketed parts of northern New York and New England with more than a foot of snow overnight. The snow began falling yesterday morning. It's expected to continue through this morning.

The heavy snow has brought tree limbs down on power lines, causing scattered outages in a swath from southern St. Lawrence County, and along the Canadian border into Vermont. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

The whys of fall colors

Red is this fall's color, at least in the North Country's woods. How leaves change color is pretty well understood; just why they do so remains something of a mystery. And why red, especially? Good question... for our commentator, Paul Hetzler.  Go to full article

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