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JusJoJan 6th – Possibility, probability and the UK weather!

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.

Thank you to J-Dubs for today’s word and to Linda for hosting JusJoJan

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#SoCS – Starsgazing

Celebrating my recently recovered mojo, I find I’m able to write again and take part in Linda G Hill’s weekly prompts. Actually, I find I’m able to be normal (for me) again. During my absence I’ve been taking advantage of our recently mild and almost summery weather to watch celestial bodies pop out one by one after sunset. The one night I really needed a clear sky to see the super full moon, it hosed down all night. Typical!

Still, it’s good to be back in the saddle again. I missed reading and writing.

Wishing you all a wonderful Saturday xx