1. Happy Labor Day 2022

    Happy Labor Day! Today, we remember the hard-working people of the United States. Traditionally in the United States, schools started the day after Labor Day. It is also a day for stores to have sales because many people have the day off. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Day…Read More

  2. Weather for Lodi 9-4-22

    The first week of September is going to be scorching. Some local areas may set record highs. The hottest day this week should be on September 5th, Labor Day. The good news is that the high temperatures should decrease over the week to the low 90s. https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/lodi/95240/september-weather/331965?year=2022…Read More

  3. The Night Sky for the Week of 9-4-22

    Right after dark, observe the brilliant star Arcturus due west. Look high in the darkness of the eastern evening after sunset to see Vega and southeast for Altair. Also, Saturn joins the Moon in Capricornus in the southeast on September 7-8. In the north, see if you can spot the north star Polaris. Polaris is located between Cassiopeia in the northeast and the Ursa Major in the northwest. The wint…Read More

  4. The Month of September

    September is the month of harvest and the start of fall. The equinox on September 23, 2022, marks the beginning of fall. The month of September is characterized by the Zodiac signs Virgo and Libra (after September 23). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September…Read More

  5. Weather for Lodi 8-28-22

    The last week of August is going to start cooler. The second half of the week should be hot, with highs in the upper 90s. The month of September, which marks the end of summer and the start of Autumn, starts on Thursday. https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/lodi/95240/august-weather/331965?year=2022 and https://www.kcra.com/weather…Read More

  6. The Night Sky for the Week of 8-28-22

    August finishes this week, and September, the first autumn month, begins on Thursday. Again, the night sky is changing, with Fomalhaut, the autumn star rising later in the evening in the southwest. Above Fomalhaut is the giant planet Saturn. Also, the constellation of Cassiopeia, in the northwest, is tilting up, which is its autumn position. Right after dark on Monday, look west below the crescent…Read More

  7. Weather for Lodi 8-21-22

    We are in for another hot week. Last week had a couple of sweltering days over 100F. This coming week will have highs in the high 90s. https://www.kcra.com/weather…Read More

  8. Summer and the God Apollo

    It is the hottest summer month, and now is a great time to learn about the Greek sun god Apollo. His best-known myth is when he slays the giant serpent called Python. Apollo was known for his skills with the bow and arrow. He also uses his bow and arrows to spread diseases. But as with other war gods and goddesses, Apollo is also the god of healing. Summer is the premium season for the ancient Gre…Read More

  9. The Night Sky for the Week of 8-21-22

    After dark, look southeast for a bright planet Saturn in Capricornus. The summer month of August is the prime time to view the Milky Way band that arches across the evening sky from Sagittarius in the south to Cassiopeia in the north-northeast. Summer has only one month to go, and the bright stars of summer are still visible Arcturus (in the west) and Vega (close to the zenith). However, the night…Read More

  10. The Planet Saturn August 2022

    Saturn will be in opposition on Sunday night. The ringed planet is visible for the whole night for a few weeks. Saturn's rings and moon Titan should be visible with a telescope. After 11 PM, the giant planet Jupiter will join Saturn in the same part of the sky. An ever-dimming Saturn will be visible in the night sky for the rest of the year. https://www.accuweather.com/en/space-news/get-your-teles…Read More