Now that the football season is officially over and rain is forecast for our weather, it sounds like a weekend for hanging out with Inspector Rebus in Rather Be The Devil, the latest book in the great Ian Rankin series, and with Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2.  Other than hanging out with the birds, it has been a slow photography week, but luckily it looks like Friday night’s weather will be clear and offer a great chance to view the snow moon, penumbral lunar eclipse and Comet 45P zooming past Earth at its closest point early Saturday morning.

Last night we were out following the moon and looking for a new location to capture the moon, but the best shot of the evening was still the open sky after discovering several of the locations I was interested in were blocked by trees or power lines.

The only chance that I will see the comet at its best viewing time of 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning, is if Gabby does one of her infamous nighttime barking jags through the house after some phantom noise.  Hopefully, with clear skies I will see the full moon and partial lunar eclipse, which is expected at 7:43 p.m. in the eastern United States or I’ll be back to hanging out with the birds on Saturday.