Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Well 2013 has gone and now we are into 2014, which so far has consisted of rain and wind. It was clear at midnight though and there was plenty of fireworks to see over Erdington. More impressive though was at about 12:04 when the clouds suddenly clear and i had a view of Orion clearer than i've seen for years. I don't know if its because the new street lights we are getting in the city are less light polluting or was just the skies being clearer than usual but i was able to see the "sword" of Orion for the first time since i was a boy. Perhaps that is some kind of omen?