Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: clear day, schmear day - we need clear NIGHTS!

Aug 13, 2019

Mercury breaks through haze this morning (Aug. 11) about 75 minutes before sunrise. It’s higher and brighter 1 hour to 45 minutes before sunup. Use binoculars to nab it. Bob King
Credit Bob King. Used with permission.

It turns out that the worst enemies of star-gazers may be clouds - and clear skies.  Clouds: well, that's obvious.  But if that big ol' full moon is hanging over your shoulder, messing up your eyes' ability to adjust to the dark, it's not helping, either.

The solution?

Don't stay up late; get out early.

You can find the Korkki Road Clear Sky Chart here.  And there's always more Astro Bob to enjoy here.