Friday, December 15, 2017

though cloud bands (Happy Valley)

Spotted a very thin crescent Moon through wispy clouds, low. Wow.

Looking higher, I saw a bright point. Jupiter! Yes.

I thought I saw something up and right but when I tried again, nothing. Beige, bottom-lit cloud bands now blocked the planet. Was something there?


Checked later, with Live Star Chart on the Android and Stellarium on the netbook. Mars was much further away, about the same distance as the Moon. So it could not have been the red planet. And Zubenelgenubi was below. And much dimmer.

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