GOIN’ DOWN. As we begin the backward slide into summer’s second half, the sun will rise later and set earlier. In fact, today is the first day the sun will rise after 6 am since early June. With warmer temps looking to be the norm, we talk about their effects and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Everything gets hotter when the sun goes down. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 7/10 – Warming up again. Hi 91, Lo 67, Wind SE@10.
Tomorrow: 7/11 – Wind shift. Hi 89, Lo 73, Wind NW@13, G20.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:00AM Sunset: 9:37PM
Moonrise: 3:47AM Moonset 7:07PM
Overhead: 11:22AM Underfoot: 11:52PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (9% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30-7:30PM. Moonset and a warm evening will make the Edge Hour a great time to be on the water.
BLUE WATER. With the warm temperatures, the NDG&F Dept. warns that blue-green algae levels are on the rise in area waters this time of year, and the algae’s toxins can be dangerous to pets. Those training dogs around water, or just letting them swim to cool off should make certain to rinse them clean from any algae.
NIGHT MOVES. Additionally, as water warms and boat traffic increases, look for big fish like muskies to shift to nighttime activity patterns. Try burning dark, big-bladed spinners, or raucous surface lures – especially under the full moon in a couple of weeks – to get their attention.
LIGHT IT UP. As morning hours become darker, don’t forget to pack a hand light or a headlamp to light the path on those early walks and runs and dress in light clothing – whites, oranges and yellows. And remember, if you think the car can’t see you…you’re probably right!