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Clear sky this evening except for one large ... oh, wait, that's not a cloud ... well, it is, sort of, but it's 150,000 lightyears wide!
You know it's a good viewing night when it's hard to pick out the constellations.
We watched the ISS go by, saw a few small ionizing trails from the Delta Aquarids, a few planets. Telescopes were mobbed, so I didn't bother.
I climbed Mary's Rock earlier in the day, reasserting my dominion over a patch of the AT that gave me so much trouble a few months ago. Still hearing the white blaze siren call -- I plan to be back on it as soon as the summer's heat fades.
Good way to start my 64th year.