Monday, 19 January 2015
Birds in a Blue Sky
With clear skies all night, the temperature fell to -1C in Ormsaigbeg and -4C at Mingary by dawn, the lowest temperatures this winter. Comet Lovejoy was visible, as a fuzzy ball near the Pleiades, but the Diary confesses to have found it too cold standing outside to set up the tripod to attempt a picture - but there are some good ones and an easy-to-use map to help find it on the Sky & Telescope site.
Good things don't last. The high pressure which gave us this welcome break is giving way to an Atlantic depression centred over Iceland. This will bring fronts with rain on them by tomorrow.