This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.
Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 5:38 am; sunset at 8:08 pm, providing 14 hours and 30 minutes of sunlight. The New Moon will rise Saturday morning at 6:35 am and set at 9:14 pm. Expect dark, mostly moonless nights this weekend.
Night Sky: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual Aquariid meteor shower. The shower should peak Thursday and Friday nights (May 5-6) at 30+ meteors per hour. The best time to look before twilight on Friday morning. On Monday, May 9th, the planet Mercury transits in front of the Sun. Throughout May, Mars will reach its brightest in a decade.