sucker\ hole

Term used by astronomers to describe a small, fleeting patch of clear sky in an otherwise cloudy night.

Steven Hawking: Quick Carl, grab the scope, I think it's clearing up!

Carl Sagan: Cool your chair Stevo, it's just a sucker hole.


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