Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Searching for Comet McNaught
Did you know there is a comet up in the sky? Lacey sure does and she has been determined to see it. The problem is that the comet is heading towards the sun right now and the only times to see it is right at sunset when the sun dips below the horizon or early before sunrise (like we are getting up that early!). It is so low in the sky, that if you wait much longer the comet dips behind the horizon as well. So Lacey gets me to rush home from work to drive her up to the bluffs above town yesterday. I only have a 1/2 hour becuase I have a 5:30 dinner meeting in town. She assures me that is plenty of time.
We get up there and looking to the West towards Yellowstone National Park. And what do we see?... CLOUDS. nooooooooooooooo! Ok, so maybe we can try this again tonight, but we are expecting snow today, so probably will not have any luck again. Oh, what we are willing to do to see a chunk of ice hurl through space.