April 12, 2021
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 summer, the dipper is at ‘9-o’clock’ and hangs dipper down.
In the autumn, the dipper is at ‘6-o’clock’ with the dipper facing up/handle to the left.
In the winter, the dipper is at ‘3-o’clock’ with the handle hanging down.
In the spring, the dipper is at ’12-o’clock’ with the dipper facing down/handle to the right.
April 17, 2021 - April 18, 2021
April 22, 2021
The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds.
The nearly full moon will be a problem this year. Its glare will block out all but the brightest meteors. But if you are patient you may still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight.
Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
April 24, 2021 - April 25, 2021
April 26, 2021
Also known as the Fish Moon
This is also a Supermoon, which is when the Moon is full and particularly close to Earth. It appears 17% bigger and 30% brighter than the faintest moon.
April 28, 2021 - May 12, 2021
Ice out -when lake ice disintegrates enough for most of the lake to be ice-free – is late up north. Lake edges give way first with a few inches, then a foot of open water. The ice goes soft and gets granular. Right before it breaks up it can get very dark. We all keep our fingers crossed the lakes will be open for walleye Fishing Opener.
May 1, 2021 - May 2, 2021
May 15, 2021
Walleye fishing season opens!
July 10, 2021 - July 11, 2021
Downtown Grand Marais | Grand Marais MN
We are thrilled to share that we are making plans to host our 30th annual arts festival in 2021!
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