posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 01:21 PM
reply to post by Vandalour
Here we go again...!
Sorry to disappoint you but Earth Will Not
pass through Elenin's tail nor its coma!
In order for there to be such an alignment the comet would need to be crossing the Earth's orbital plane, called a node crossing, at the time of close
approach. These nodes
, there are two-
descending and ascending
, happen well before close approach, or called
This "alignment" is called a
and is actually rather rare. Mercury and Venus transit the Sun as well as does the
Moon, which is called a solar eclipse. These solar transits last hours not days as your video is claiming.
Even if this comet did actually align properly, solar transit, it is way too far away to effect Earth. At closest approach Elenin will be around 0.23
AUs from Earth which is over 20 million miles. Its tail is no where near that long and its coma has been estimated at being around 200,000 Km which is
also tens of millions of miles too small.
Space is a big three dimensional place and it would benefit us all to understand the subjects we are talking about here which is astronomical
alignments. Once you understand orbital characteristics and astronomical alignments you will see that Earth will not pass through Elenin's tail. The
video you posted is garbage made out of ignorance and is a waste of our time.
Addition; The last time Earth passed through a comet's tail was Halley's comet in
Earth’s orbit carried it through the end of the comet’s 24-million-mile-long tail for six hours on May 19
Notice 6 hours rather than
edit on 8/10/2011 by Devino because: (no reason given)