Daily Edge for Mon. Aug. 21

NIP & TUCK.  It’s going to be close, but the clouds that settled in overnight will be making their way out of the region – hopefully just in time for today’s big solar eclipse.   It’s a fun mix of items in today’s Three Things, so check it out and plan your day accordingly.

(Featured Photo: An osprey hovers on incoming gusts over the windward shoreline while looking for fish. Simonson Photo)


WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 8/21 – Fingers crossed for eclipse viewing. Hi 79, Lo 58, Wind SE to NW @ 10.
Tomorrow:  Tue 8/22 – Clear, cooler than average. Hi 77, Lo 58, Wind N @ 9.

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:50AM Sunset: 8:41PM
Moonrise: 6:34AM Moonset: 8:50PM
Overhead: 1:47PM Underfoot: 1:20AM
Moon Phase: New Moon at 1:30PM
Maximum Eclipse 84% at 12:52PM

EDGE HOUR.  1:15-2:15PM.  Ever fished under a solar eclipse?  Here’s your chance.  Plus, Edge Hour fishing will be great with a new moon overhead. What do you think eclipses the sun? We just need the clouds to clear out by 1PM or so for a truly memorable fishing trip!



WHERE & WHEN.  We know you probably have your eclipse viewing plan in place, but just in case you waited until the last day (like buying gift cards on Christmas Eve), check out NASA’s interactive map.  Simply click on your location and it gives start, maximum, and end times for the eclipse in your area along with the peak coverage of the sun if you’re not in the path of totality.  Cool stuff.

An osprey dives in after fish near a dock. (Simonson Photo)

BULK UP.  We talk strength, flexibility and more in the second installment of “Fit for Fall.”  Whether for mule deer in the badlands or bigger game in the mountains, focusing on the muscles that power the hunt – and how to fuel them in demanding and challenging conditions will have you ready for whatever you’re after this autumn.

LET OSPREY.  The osprey is found on every continent except Antarctica, and nests across the United States in elevated areas near water.  Frequently seen riding the wind over lakes or large rivers, the “sea hawk” or “fish hawk” as it is sometimes known feeds heavily on fish which it dives into the water for and grabs with its talons.

Stay Sharp!


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