UP EARLY. We’re watching the Lunar Eclipse this morning, as the “super blue blood moon” makes its way toward the western horizon under mostly clear skies. Beyond lunar lore, we talk about some crazy turnouts for CTL and a CWD update in today’s three things.
(Featured Photo: The earth’s shadow begins to creep across the full moon around 5:30 a.m.. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: 1/31 – Looks good for moon viewing. Hi 26, Lo 3, Winds NW@15, G25.
Tomorrow: 2/1 – Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Hi 6, Lo -6, Winds NW@7
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:07AM Sunset: 5:46PM
Moonrise: 6:13PM Moonset 8:13AM
Overhead: 12:40AM Underfoot: 1:10PM
Moon Phase: Full @ 7:27AM
EDGE HOUR: 7:30-8:30AM. Moonset, sunrise and light winds will combine great fishing with the lunar hoopla in today’s Edge Hour.
ZERO TO SIXTY. Reports are starting to coming in of a huge uptick in North Dakota Clay Target League registrants this spring. The state organization, part of the USA Clay Target League which began in Minnesota in 2001, is expected to have more than 1,200 participants this spring. After last night’s showing in Mandan, where last year there was no team, 54 kids in grades 6-12 showed up to learn more and to sign up on the spot, we’re starting to think participation might be just a bit higher than that!
LUNACY. Say it in a Sean Connery voice, it’s awesome. A bit of moon madness still lingers today as the rare super blue moon was subject to a total eclipse this morning, right up until sunrise. Light passing clouds were present over Bismarck at 4:30 a.m., when just a tick of the earth’s shadow was starting to show on the full moon.
TWO DOWN. The NDG&F’s Chronic Wasting Disease survey and sampling this fall found two positive tests for CWD in harvested deer from Unit 3F2 in southwestern North Dakota. A whitetail buck and a mule deer doe were two positive tests out of over 2,000 deer sampled throughout that unit and the central portion of the state.