Bad Astronomy

Carnival and Lulin

The 92nd Carnival of Space is at The Launch Pad– an appropriately named blog for that as I’ve ever heard.

Speaking of space, I went out last night with binoculars to take a peek at comet Lulin, but I could barely see it through a strip of thick cirrus spanning the sky right across the comet’s position. It’s cloudy again now, and the window of viewing opportunity on Lulin is narrowing: as the Moon waxes, it gets brighter, washing out the comet. Their positions on the sky are closing as well, so in about three days it’ll be over for casual comet watching for a week or so. So get out tonight if you can and take another look! I have links to maps in a previous post.