It wasn't quite as cloudy as I thought it would be last night so I did get to see something of Mars. A bright pinhead in the sky above the house across the road. After all the hype I half expected some fireworks or rolls of thunder, but no. It was just there, swinging it's way slowly and silently across the sky.
But it wasn't an anticlimax. It was a little awe-inspiring to see our nearest planetary neighbour from my living room. It's also reassuring that everything runs so smoothly in this universe of ours that we can predict it so well.
Ah, enough of that metaphysical crap. It was just a pretty light in the sky.