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Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 9-18-2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

 Kathleen for StarDate

The September equinox,

the moon’s path through the winter stars,

Mercury in the morning, and more.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 8-4-2016, by Kathleen Fleming

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Kathleen for StarDate

 

In this edition, Kathleen covers the activities of the moon,

the eclipse season

and ancient myths and assumptions about eclipses.

 

 

 

 

Susitna Writer’s Voice–Nature’s Dance of Light and Sound, by Bill Was

Sunday, August 28, 2016

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Growing up in the Midwest I saw all kinds of extreme meteorological conditions from ice storms to heat waves, blizzards to cold snaps and tornadoes to severe thunderstorms. Without question one of my favorite kinds of intense weather involves the aforementioned severe thunderstorms. (more…)

Susitna Writer’s Voice: StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Fleming

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Kathleen for StarDate

The activities of La Luna, the returning stars in a darkening night sky, and more about next year’s total solar eclipse.

 

 

 

 

 

Note for the link below to the viewing map of the total solar eclipse for August of 2017:  Times listed are in Universal Time and must be corrected to get local times.  Example:  UT -8 = ADT

http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html

moonphase

 

 

Earth’s counterclockwise orbit around the Sun means we are always moving toward the generalized position of the 3rd quarter Moon.

 

 

 

Susitna Writer’s Voice-A Summer Day in Hatcher Pass, by Robin Song

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Photos by Robin Song

 

Before I get into my story, I want to share a quick update on the two nests I observed last summer. The eagle nest in Wasilla, which raised a rare three offspring to fledge, did not use that same nest this year. When I went to observe it, I arrived in time to watch a confrontation between the male eagle and and a magpie. (more…)

Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 8-7-2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Kathleen for StarDate

The best meteor shower of the summer is coming up,

and our nights are just barely dark enough now to see the brighter shooting stars…

 

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“The Education of a Novice Packrafter”, by Willi Prittie

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Willi

Talkeetna resident and wilderness adventurer Willi Prittie

remembers two unforgettable learning experiences on fast-flowing water,

one with friends on a warm desert river,

the other on a cold flooded creek in Southcentral  Alaska.

(This program was originally broadcast in June 2014)

Susitna Writer’s Voice–On My Way to the Apocalypse, by Ellen Thea

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Susitna Writer’s Voice–On My Way to the Apocalypse, by Ellen Thea

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“Mosquitoes, Tourists, and Summer Sunlight”, by Bill Was

Sunday, July 10, 2016

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Talkeetna blogger Bill Was writes about his attempts to adjust to a few aspects of summer in the Susitna Valley.

 

 

 

Today just happens to be yet another gorgeous late morning here in the Talkeetna area; the sun rides hot and high in the azure sky while gentle WSW breezes riffle the new leaves on trees and other plants. The temperature is already above 60°F on its way to the middle seventies; that’s perhaps fifteen degrees above normal but then that’s how the temps have been running. After a ‘winter’ – and I use the term very loosely – sleep the landscape has once again exploded into summer’s color and foliage. And with this seasonal shift came additional markers of the late spring in south-central Alaska; the mosquitoes are out in force, the village is once again awash in tourists and there is no longer a dark night sky.

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