Obscured by Clouds. The rough and ready blog of a cloud benighted biologist and amateur astronomer. Astroblog will cover my interests in astronomy, biology and Life, the Universe and Everything.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Astronomy for bathers
For the first time in ages it wasn't pelting with rain. The sky was clearing, and the Bettdeckererschnapender weisle, I and the kids walked down to the beach in the twilight. The boys splashed in the darkening water. Further out, two pelicans made darker silhouettes. A band of golden light hugged the horizon, with the darkling blue sky above. Venus gleamed up high, below it Antares and Mercury added to the evening spell.