The dog had me out of bed earlier than I wanted, but it worked out OK – I managed to see Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in conjunction in the east before the sun came up. After this weekend that will be harder to do because of the time change (and because they are moving away from one another again).
We are now getting some beneficial rain, so no star gazing for awhile. So far not much, but today it is supposed to be heavy. It will be so good for the trees to get a good drink before they get into the dry winter season.