Right now in San Francisco, I need all the good luck I can get. The coastal weather pattern each summer ensures that clear skies will be rare indeed, especially in the Outer Richmond district where I live. So I have had precious few viewing opportunities from my own backyard this summer, and the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers have been forced to cancel most of their "City Star Parties" that take place near Lands End on the western side of the city, due to fog.
|Venus and the sunset sky|
So to all of you, I wish you "Clear Skies" and a warm night somewhere this summer to enjoy the heavens.
Image courtesy Pete Lawrence.