I work up at 4:11 a.m. (Central Time) this morning. It’s a Sunday. Why am I up so early? I have no idea.
Since I was up early, I checked my Sky Safari app on my smartphone to see when Comet Ison would rise. I was in luck. It was scheduled to rise at 4:22, a few minutes before the star Spica.
Next, I checked the temperature via my weather app. Strangely, for mid-November, the temperature before dawn was in the mid-60s.
Next, I opened my front door and immediately my hopes crashed to the ground. I could see the sky above the houses to my east. In other words, clouds were reflecting the light of the full moon from the clear sky in the west.
I just can’t win. Will I ever get to see this comet? I guess I’ll try again tomorrow morning.