I stayed up til 11 oclock last night to see the "once in humanity" Lulin comet. Believe it or not, I actually saw it, to the right of Saturn, visible with my binoculars.
Trouble was, I couldn't hold the binoculars still enough, so the comet was dancing! Well, THAT was fun too. I thanked the Lord for the unexpected clear skies that allowed me to see it.
This morning, I awoke to minus-3 degree temperatures in our valley; that too was thanks to the clear skies... which I suddenly wasn't so happy about.
Good wishes for the day ahead from, R.A.T. (Rose About Town)... a firmly established sky person.
2/24/2009 pacific Standard Time