EVEN STEVEN! We find ourselves at that point in the year where sunrise and sunset are at the same hour and minute in both the morning and evening giving us a perfect 12 hours of daylight today. Make use of all of them, as you’ll have some strong lunar pull with the moon reaching the peak of its new phase. We talk about the luck of the Irish and more in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Everything’s Green! Angie sersha with a deep-hued crappie. Simonson Photo)
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 3/17 – Lucky Day! Hi 39, Lo 19, Winds S@8
Tomorrow: Sun 3/18 – Another nice one. Hi 37, Lo 21, Winds E@9
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:52AM Sunset: 7:52PM
Moonrise: 8:17AM Moonset 8:09PM
Overhead: 2:08PM Underfoot: 1:45AM
Moon Phase: New @ 8:12AM
EDGE HOUR: DOUBLE EDGE! 7:30 – 8:30AM and 7:30 to 8:30PM. Rises and sets for both the moon and sun give you double the Edge Hours today!
LUCKY. Turns out that St. Patrick didn’t have to work very hard to drive the snakes out of Ireland. According to Popular Science Magazine, there have not been any snakes on the island country for a very long time and reptilian wildlife would have a tough time surviving there. Now…go get a green beer and celebrate anyway.
WARM UP. Near-term forecasts show a steady warming trend into the low 40s, right around average for this time of year. A chance for moderate snow on Monday will load the piles back up, but warmer temps will get them back down quickly.
BOOK OF BIRDS. The return of spring is heralded by a number of things, from the melting of snow, the running of rivers, the stench of a skunk or the song of a robin and other migratory song birds returning to the region over the next few weeks. To track, identify and learn more about birds, check out the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.