Three bright planets congregate in the southeastern quadrant of the sky at dawn this month.Jupiter is the brightest and highest of the three, shining brilliantly from near the center of Libra, high in the south at first light.Sextans is low in the east in early evening, with Antlia and Pyxis climbing into the south and southeast.The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota.At the same time, Saturn is low in the southeast, just above the teapot formed by the brightest stars of Sagittarius. It begins the month closer to Jupiter (and close to its “rival,” Antares), but ends the month closer to Saturn.
Columba, the dove, scoots low across the south tonight, to the lower right of Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
The eclipse will sweep across Antarctica, the Southern Ocean, and parts of South America.
At its peak, the Moon will cover about half of the Sun’s disk.
The other half of the newspaper's history begins with the Minnesota Daily Star, which was founded on August 19, 1920, by elements of the agrarian Nonpartisan League and backed by Thomas Van Lear and Herbert Gaston. Frizzell and former New York Times executive John Thompson, the newspaper became the politically independent Minneapolis Daily Star.
The Daily Star had difficulty attracting advertisers with its overt political agenda, and went bankrupt in 1924. In 1935, the Cowles family of Des Moines, Iowa, purchased the Star.