November 5th, 2019, 4:15 p.m. local time

I will spare you the verbose compensatory reasons for not posting recently, only to say though the weather has been flat out lousy. During the brief openings of sky, I have been tracking the Great Square of Pegasus overhead, with a quick eye towards the vicinity of Andromeda higher still.  I wish I could capture the Andromeda Galaxy like shown over at Cosmic Focus.

Today was a clear but very cold day.  I snapped this image of the past-Quarter Moon rising over Lake Michigan in the later afternoon. With the recent time change (read all about it here at the Explaining Science blog), night starts encroaching by 4:30 p.m., which wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t so cold.