Date/Time
Event

November 8, 2022
5:00 am

Full Beaver Moon
Full Beaver Moon

The full moon is an amazing sight.

Along the north shore and away from the lights of a city, it lights up the night sky.

Be sure to listen for wolves howling!

November 11, 2022 - November 12, 2022
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Northern Taurids Meteor Shower
Northern Taurids Meteor Shower

The North Taurids meteor shower is long-lasting but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about five meteors per hour.
Typically, you see the maximum numbers at or around midnight, when the constellation Taurus the Bull is highest in the sky.
Taurid meteors tend to be slow-moving but sometimes very bright, for a few hours after nightfall.

November 15, 2022 - December 31, 2022
12:00 am

Moose lick salt on road
Moose lick salt on road

When temps drop in the winter, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive paved roads – like the Gunflint Trail or Minnesota Highway 1 – at dusk . Keep an eye out and be prepared to stop. The same thing happens when temps begin to warm in March into April.

November 17, 2022 - November 18, 2022
12:00 am - 5:00 am

Leonids Meteor Shower
Leonids Meteor Shower

The Leonids parent comet, 55P/Tempel-Tuttle are famous for occasionally producing meteor storms.
In 1966, 1999 and 2001, its rates exceeded 1,000 fireballs per hour, although chances for this year are low.
This year’s show should be 15 meteors per hour or so, best viewed after midnight.

November 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Best Stargazing
Best Stargazing

New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing.

Here’s a great way to start – look due north after the sun has set and find the Big Dipper constellation [see photo] with its telltale 3-star handle and 4-star dipper.

In the autumn, the dipper is at ‘6-o’clock’ with the dipper facing up/handle to the left.

December 7, 2022
10:00 pm

Full Cold Moon
Full Cold Moon

The full moon is an amazing sight.

Along the north shore and away from the lights of a city, it lights up the night sky.

Be sure to listen for wolves howling!

December 13, 2022 - December 14, 2022
5:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Geminids Meteor Shower
Geminids Meteor Shower

Viewers should have about three hours to see them after the sun sets but before the moon rises, when they can expect perhaps five to 10 meteors per hour.

December 21, 2022
All Day

Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice

The sun will be at it’s farthest point and it will be the shortest day of the year. This is also the first day of winter – Hibernal solstice

December 22, 2022 - December 23, 2022
12:00 am - 5:00 am

Ursids Meteor Shower
Ursids Meteor Shower

a minor shower that seems to spring from the Little Dipper (part of Ursa Minor)
Viewers can expect to see seven to 10 meteors per hour.

December 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Best Stargazing
Best Stargazing

New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing.

Here’s a great way to start – look due north after the sun has set and find the Big Dipper constellation [see photo] with its telltale 3-star handle and 4-star dipper.

In the winter, the dipper is at ‘3-o’clock’ with the handle hanging down.

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GRAND MARAIS WEATHER
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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