Daily Bread for 3.12.23: These Towns Go Dark to See Starlight

Good morning.

Sunday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 35. Sunrise is 7:10 AM and sunset 6:58 PM for 11h 47m 33s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 76.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

 On this day in 1933, Franklin Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his “fireside chats.”

These Towns Go Dark to See Starlight:

Here in Wisconsin, we’ve a dark sky park at Newport State Park in Ellison Bay, at the top of the Door peninsula. Our youngest and I were last out there in the fall, and we will be back again when the galactic center is visible for longer periods in the evening.  Devil’s Lake State Park is also a fine spot, and closer to Whitewater. 

While Whitewater is visibly brighter at night than Newport, there are opportunities here to stargaze and also to test one’s gear for trips farther afield. 

Bobcat strolls in, lounges on dog bed: 

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