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Weather for the coming week:

Sunday: Mainly sunny, very warm. High near 95F.

Sunday Night: Clear skies. Low 58F.

Monday: Sunny. High 94F.

Monday Night: Clear skies. Low 56F.

Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 94F.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 58F.

Wednesday: Mainly sunny. High near 95F.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Low 60F.

Thursday: Sunny. High 92F.

Thursday Night: Clear. Low 57F.

Friday: Mainly sunny. High 93F.

Friday Night: Clear. Low 58F.

Saturday: Sunny. High 94F.

Saturday Night: Clear. Low 60F.

https://www.kcra.com/weather

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Vegetables are various parts of plants that are consumed as food, including leaves, flowers, fruits, stems, roots, and seeds. They have been cultivated from 10,000 to 7,000 BC and are now grown all over the world, with China being the largest producer. The term "vegetable" has a broad definition, and their importance in a healthy diet is widely recognized. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetable#History

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On Sunday, June 23, look west after twilight to find Leo the Lion's brightest star, Regulus. On Monday, June 24, observe orange Antares in the south after dark. Tuesday, June 25, observe Arcturus and Vega overhead after dark. On Wednesday, June 26, watch Saturn and the waning gibbous Moon rise around midnight. On Thursday, June 27, notice star colors in late twilight using binoculars. On Friday, June 28, notice the Summer Triangle and the Milky Way. On Saturday, June 29, observe the Big Dipper in the northwest after nightfall and the Little Dipper near Polaris. https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/observing-news/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-june-21-30/

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It looks like a great opportunity to observe Jupiter, Uranus, Mars, the Waning Moon, Neptune, and Saturn in...

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On Sunday, June 16, look low in the north-northwest for wintry Capella while the Big Dipper hangs in the northwest. On Monday, June 17, locate Theta Centauri using the Moon as a guide. On Tuesday, June 18, observe Vega and Epsilon Lyrae forming a triangle. Wednesday, June 19, witness the waxing gibbous Moon amidst the stars of upper Scorpius. Thursday, June 20, marks the summer solstice. Finally, on Friday, June 21, observe the full Moon above the spout of the Sagittarius Teapot and Jupiter ascending in the bright dawn. On Saturday, June 22, enjoy the Moon just below the Teapot's handle throughout the evening hours. https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/observing-news/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-june-14-23/

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Lodi's weather forecast for the coming week:

Sunday: Mostly sunny, high near 90°F, WNW winds at 10-15 mph. Clear night, low near 60°F.

Monday: Mainly sunny, high near 85°F, NW winds at 10-20 mph. Clear night, low around 59°F.

Tuesday: Mainly sunny, high around 89°F. Clear night, low near 58°F.

Wednesday: Sunny, high near 94°F. Clear night, low near 59°F.

Thursday: Sunny, high of 98°F. Clear night, low near 62°F.

Friday: Sunny, high of 101°F. Clear night, low near 64°F.

Saturday: Sunny, high of 101°F. Clear night, low near 64°F.

https://www.kcra.com/weather

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Father's Day was first celebrated in 1910 in Washington State and is now observed on the third Sunday of June in the US. Despite some controversy and commercialization, Father's Day remains an important occasion to honor and appreciate fathers. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/fathers-day#

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Lodi's upcoming weather forecast is as follows:

- Sunday: Partly cloudy skies, high of 89F, and SSW winds at 10-15 mph.

- Monday: Mainly sunny with a high of 97F and WSW winds at 10-15 mph.

- Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of around 100F and WSW winds at 10-15 mph.

- Wednesday: Mainly sunny with a high of 97F and WSW winds at 10-15 mph.

- Thursday: Mainly sunny sky with a high of 93F and SW winds at 10-15 mph.

- Friday: Generally sunny with a high of 93F and W winds at 10-15 mph.

- Saturday: Sunny skies with a high of 96F and NW winds at 10-15 mph. https://www.kcra.com/weather

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This week's celestial events:

June 9th: Look for the Big Dipper, Vega, and Arcturus.

June 10th: The Big Dipper and Vega will be visible.

June 11th: Find Regulus near the crescent Moon.

June 12th: Look for bright Arcturus overhead.

June 13th: First-quarter Moon near Regulus and Spica.

June 14th: Spot the Summer Triangle in the east after dark.

June 15th: Moon between Spica and Gamma Virginis.

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/observing-news/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-june-7-16/

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The summer solstice occurs twice yearly and is a significant event celebrated with festivals and rituals around the world. It is the day with the longest period of daylight and the shortest night of the year in one hemisphere. The alignment of ancient monuments with the sunrise or sunset on the summer solstice is fascinating. The tables showing the length of the day in different parts of the world on the summer solstice are helpful in understanding its effects on different regions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_solstice

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On Sunday, June 2, look for Cassiopeia low in the sky. On Monday, June 3, try spotting the Coma Berenices star cluster. On Tuesday, June 4, look for Vega and the Double-Double star Epsilon Lyrae. On Wednesday, June 5, spot the bright star Arcturus. On Thursday, June 6, the Milky Way rises in the east. On Friday, June 7, the young crescent Moon reappears. On Saturday, June 8, the crescent Moon forms a triangle with the stars Pollux and Castor. https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/observing-news/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-may-31-june-9/

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