Last night’s sunset was beautiful, but didn’t promise clear skies
The view is across most of the Leelanau Peninsula, the Manitou Passage, and North Manitou Island at the sunlit bottoms of the clouds just after sunset.
The event was the annual Grand Traverse Astronomical Society picnic and star party. Most of the evening was consumed by fleeting glimpses of Saturn and deep sky objects through the holes in the clouds by members telescopes and the society’s 25 inch “Dobinator” which was run by a crew headed by telescope “wrangler” Don Flegel. Before sunset the Sun provided some glorious prominences for us.