Cloudy Halloween

It was a nice enough sunset, the high wispy clouds turning pink, at least where you could see them through the low marine layer moving in.

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Which is lovely, except that we like to bring out all of the telescopes on Halloween and let the trick-or-treaters look through them. To the east, where the leading edge seen above was coming from, it wasn’t promising.

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I waited as long as I could, but it wasn’t looking any better. You could see a star her or there poking through the clouds, and I could see Venus setting in the west, but I decided to knock it off.

Of course, ninety minutes or so later it was clear as a bell and folks were wondering why the telescopes weren’t out. (Yes, they really do remember and they really do ask. This is a good thing.) Too late by then.

Next year…

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