DOUBLE UP! Great solunar times in addition to warm temps make today a great one to get out on the first open water of the season. We’ve got updates from the Game & Fish, Clay Target League and a cool comet in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Getting Full. This week’s full moon should help spur a spring bite, even if the weather cools some. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 4/7 – Westerlies – Hi 57, Lo 34, Wind W@15, G25
Tomorrow: Wed 4/8 – Blustery – Hi 43, Lo 33, Wind NW@30, G40
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:00PM 7:24AM 1:08AM 1:35PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR: DOUBLE EDGE! 7:00-8:00AM & 8:00-9:00PM. Moon and sun rise and set opposite of one another on a warm and sunny spring day. Take both hours and catch your fill in a DOUBLE EDGE DAY!
SPRING THINGS. The NDG&F Dept. celebrates signs of spring in its weekly web short filled with all sorts of feel good video of the many awesome species that call the state home, at least for part of the year. From returning migratory birds to what’s sprouting on the landscape, there’s plenty to see!
ON WATCH. The USA Clay Target League remains in limbo awaiting further guidance from state and federal governments in relation to Covid-19. See what the national high school and college shooting sports organization is up to and how they’re dealing with the current coronavirus situation.
CLOSE COMET. Look up in the late April and early May night to see Comet Atlas make its way across the sky. This massive object has the possibility to be about 1/3 the apparent size of the moon in the night sky, but likely will be about equal with Venus. Learn more at space.com, and don’t worry, the closest it’ll get to Earth is about 73 million miles away.