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Why is it...?

Why is it that every major celestial event, a once-in-a-lifetime movement of the stars, something you must-not-miss, always hits in August, when the light-polluted-anyway skies of Phoenix are coated in clouds (which carry little if no rain)? :P I checked several times in the night, but even if I'd been able to see Mars through the light haze coming from the sprawling city below, I couldn't have seen it through the clouds (preportedly the leading edge of Hurricane Ignacio, but maybe not).

And why did the NEW episode of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" have to be on at 10 PT? :P What's wrong with it being on at 8, or even 9? Stupid television, running my life...

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fenchurche
Aug. 27th, 2003 08:43 am (UTC)
It was beautiful and clear here through all of July and the first part of August... but the Seattle skies have been overcast every single night since Mars got really visible. :-( The one really cool thing is that Mars is bright enough to still be seen through the cloudcover if it's thin enough, but that doesn't make for a good view through the telescope.
wildrider
Aug. 27th, 2003 10:32 pm (UTC)
I got to see a round, orange-ish dot which was/is probably Mars, but my binoculars aren't strong enough to really see much while the city lights fade out so much.

We usually don't get cloudy skies the rest of the year, but this is technically the "monsoon season" -- although rain in Phoenix has becoming little more than a myth.
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