We had a good run! What was it, eight days in a row of clear and a million-ish? Including yesterday, the actual day of the conjunction?
But by this afternoon, it looked iffy.
By this evening, it looked doubtful.
And by forty-five minutes after sunset, when I normally start shooting?
There were a couple of minutes when I could just barely spot Jupiter through the clouds using binoculars, but I never saw Saturn at all, and I never saw Jupiter with the naked eye. The clouds were just too thick, and getting worse.
Now it looks like we might get clouds and even some rain (which we desperately need!) over the next few days. We’ll see.
In the meantime, y’all can keep your eyes peeled for clear skies in your neighborhood. Just after sunset – look to the southwest – better with binoculars – going to be around until mid-January, slowly pulling apart but still beautiful.