I was looking forward to the first celestial display of the year, the quadrantid meteor shower. The weather forecast for my area was clear skies from dusk till dawn. Excellent. The possibility of catching this natural firework display was high, so high I set my alarm clock for stupid o’clock just to be able to catch it at its peak of up to 120 meteors per hour.
At 5am (GMT) I climbed of of bed quietly so as not to disturb Mr D. He’s not as much of a stargazer as me. I promised to wake him if it looked great. Sliding back the curtains I opened my eyes … nothing! Opening my stargazing app to locate the correct direction (just in case I’d got it wrong when I checked yesterday) I scanned the skies. Still nothing. I crept downstairs and snuck into the garden… not a thing to be seen anywhere. Sadly the weather forecast was wrong. It was wall to wall cloud with 98% possibility of rain! How can it go from 0% to 98% while I slept! That’s so rude!
I guess I will have to wait until mid-April for the next shower, the Lyrids. Will warmer Spring weather increase the possibility of April showers or clear skies? Time will tell.