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February 16, 2014 12:00 AM

‘Sucker holes’ in clouds lure astronomers for too-brief peeks at the sky

Sucker hole! That’s what would have fooled us if we had tried to hold the public night at our Dark Sky Observatory at Appalachian State two Saturdays ago. It’s the technical term for a hole in the clouds that closes too quickly.

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