Friday, December 07, 2018

still too damn cloudy

Tried to spot the comet from my workplace's rooftop again. While today's sky has been generally clearer than it had been over the past two days, there are still enough clouds to prevent one from seeing anything distinct. Only a few random stars were able to peek through the turbid atmosphere; in the direction of the constellation Cetus, where the comet is supposed to be, nothing at all is currently visible. I may try again tonight, while I'm doing my long walk home. It's below freezing right now: 19 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 7 Celsius), and it promises to get even colder by the time I leave this evening. But if I spot the comet (remember: it's called 46P/Wirtanen) during my walk, that'll make it all worth it.

UPDATE: frustratingly, the clouds kept blocking the part of the night sky where the comet should have been visible. It was almost as if God were deliberately tugging the clouds into my line of sight every time I stopped, during my walk, and looked upward.

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