Conditions for last nights occultation of Mars were perfect. Mars, although not at close approach was at opposition. the Moon was 100% illuminated, and 62 degrees above the horizon.
Then there were the clouds…
The forecast was partly cloudy for most of the night. Below is a time lapse showing the sucker hole that allowed the first shot, but completely obscured ingress.
At this point in the night I thought I was pretty lucky to get anything at all.
Fortunately just as Mars was reappearing, the clouds broke up, and it was clear for several minutes.
If you missed it, your next opportunity is in January of 2025.