Some Coming Attractions

(March 17, 2022) If asked to share one thing for which Humboldt County is best known, most would agree: Our dark skies provide excellent night sky viewing and photographic opportunities. But who...

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Milky Way Season Approaches

(March 3, 2022) I remember while camping with my folks as a kid how the Milky Way stretched so prominently across the night sky. It was a special feature of the night I...

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The One that Got Away

(September 30, 2021) A few weeks ago, I read about a giant fireball, visible up and down the west coast from the Bay Area north to Washington as it streaked across the sky....

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North Coast Night Lights: The One that Got Away

(September 19, 2021) A week ago, I read about a giant fireball visible up and down the West Coast — from the Bay Area north to Washington — as it streaked across...

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Milky Way Stargazing Season

(September 2, 2021) Stargazing season is upon us, when the spectacular Milky Way is visible immediately after dark, soaring from horizon to horizon. Of course, one can watch the stars on any clear...

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In the Middle of Somewhere

(July 22, 2021) For millennia, a formidable rock outcrop has stood tall in the middle of somewhere out in the forests of Humboldt County. The lonely boulder has outlived the comings and goings...

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Happy Endings at Vista Point

(July 8, 2021) After paying a second nighttime visit to this vista point in two years, I can safely say that a dull nocturnal moment rarely passes at this viewpoint looking up the...

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