Monday, May 19, 2003

Curses, foiled again:

Several of my latest attempts at seeing astronomical events have all been foiled by weather. Missed the Leonids last year and this to fog. Missed the transit of Mercury to fog. And I missed the May 16 lunar eclipse to fog. Perhaps it's because I live in a swamp?

Oh well, I only have to wait until November 8, 2003 for the next lunar eclipse, November 8, 2006 for the next transit of Mercury, and only until 2099 for the next equivalent Leonid storm.

Luckily, there is a pretty interesting movie of the 1999 Mercury transit, here.

It's like living inside a clock, except this one only goes to eleven!