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Evan Hazard/Northland Stargazing: Spring stars, planets and a lunar eclipse

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If skies are clear at dusk sometime this weekend or in early April, find a spot away from outdoor lighting and with a clear view of the sky in most directions. Above the SW horizon is a bright star. In fact, it is our brightest true star, Sirius, significantly larger than Sol and is only nine light years away. Like the other stars near the western horizon, it will be leaving us soon.

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