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Mini Mercury skips across sun’s vast glare in rare transit

Mini Mercury skipped across the vast, glaring face of the sun Monday in a rare celestial transit.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Mercury will pass in front of the sun on Monday

The stellar show, which only happens about 13 times a century, starts at 7:35 a.m. EST when the tiny planet begins the transit across the sun, according to NASA.

NASA’s Parker spacecraft makes 1st close approach to sun

A NASA spacecraft has made its first close approach to the sun, just 2

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018

This car-sized NASA spacecraft is hurtling closer to the sun than any mission before

In little more than a month, a NASA spacecraft will come closer to the sun than any mission before – more than three-quarters of the way there – and it …

A Sputnik-era dream: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA’s flight to sun

A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun’s glittering crown

NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun’s glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither.

Kids are more vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays than adults. Here’s how to protect them.

Prevention and moderation are the keys to protecting your kids, and there are plenty of options for barriers to shield them from the harmful rays.

UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018

Enjoy the balmy weather while you can – colder temperatures to descend midweek

Weather service meteorologists predict the springlike weather that began Saturday will carry into midweek, when temperatures will peak in the upper 50s and lower 60s on Tuesday. In the evenings, …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Soggy Seattle does about-face with record dry streak

Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Now, the city known for its Gore-Tex and overcast days has gone in the other extreme: it’s in its …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017

Vendors may be selling ‘fake’ solar eclipse glasses. Here’s how to make sure yours are real.

If you’re going to watch a solar eclipse, you need to wear special glasses. There’s not anything different about the sun or its radiation during the eclipse – it’s just …

Ask the Doctors: When buying sunscreen, look for brands labeled ‘broad spectrum’

Ask the Doctors column for Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Astronomers plan to play hooky during August eclipse

The total solar eclipse that will pass over Central Oregon in August is a big enough deal that the staff at Pine Mountain Observatory will be playing hooky for the …

Skin cancer survivor urges others to protect the skin they’re in

At age 81, Gerald Ray has a mission – to let as many people as possible know about the dangers of skin cancer.

Scientists: Comet may have survived brush with sun after all

A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after essentially grazing the sun. Now, there is a silver of …

Sweet potatoes and peanuts need warm soil and weather

A while back I wrote about a couple of growing experiments another gardener and I at the Resurrection Community Garden were trying: sweet potatoes and peanuts. Now that the plants …

The Rock Doc: Sun’s pole swap will ramp up Northern Lights

This week all the globe enjoys roughly 12 hours of sunlight and 12 hours of night. The “reason for the season” relates to Earth’s orbit around the sun. During summertime, …

Storm upend Sun to win in overtime

A day after not playing well, the Seattle Storm rebounded in a big way on Sunday. Camille Little scored five of her game-high 27 points in overtime and added nine …

Students receive hats, learn danger of too many rays

Students at the Central Valley Kindergarten Center, 1512 N. Barker Road, were having fun playing at recess last week, but were armed with new knowledge about the dangers of skin …

Dermatologists show kids fun with less sun

Students at the Central Valley Kindergarten Center, 1512 N. Barker Road, were having fun playing at recess last week, but were armed with new knowledge about the dangers of skin …

Mixed bag of weather today

The Inland Northwest will be peppered with precipitation in the form of rain, snow and graupel today. However, “It’s going to be more rain and graupel than snow,” said meterologist …

Sun keeps shining

Sunshine is going to keep the Inland Northwest warm over the next several days with highs in the 80s.

Spring sun returns

The nicer side of spring reappears today with mostly sunny skies and highs near 60.

Sunshine warms Inland Northwest today

Today should be the nicest day of the work week with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s.

Warm weather beckons

Michelle Schlienger and Samantha Lawless found a picnic table overlooking the Upper Spokane Falls on Monday as their place to take in the summer-like warmth that bathed the Inland Northwest. …

Sun should shine through Saturday

The last day of winter should definitely have a spring feel with sun, light winds and a high near 54.

Luck of the Irish? Sun keeps shining

After Spokane reached a season-high 64 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, forecasters are calling for cooling back to the lower 50s, although mostly sunny skies should continue through the weekend.

Temperature hits 60 in downtown Spokane

The temperature in downtown Spokane reached 60 degrees at 3 p.m. today, making it the warmest day so far this year, but several degrees short of the record of 64 …

Sun burns off freezing fog

Sun has broken through a thick layer of freezing fog over the region today, and forecasters said they expect sun to continue through Monday, although another chance of fog is …