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Comet Lovejoy is starting to put on a spectacular show

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posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 03:54 AM
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Comet Lovejoy is now visible to the naked eye in the southern hemisphere, we haven't seen a comet this bright since Mcnaught in 2007.

You'll have to be up early though as it's only visible before dawn in a south easterly direction, it is only going to get brighter in the coming days, so set the alarm and check it out.

I've grabbed some photos from Spaceweather.com









posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:12 AM
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Oh that's AMAZING!
Bummer right now being up here in the north.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:25 AM
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The north always misses the best stuff kinda depressing.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:30 AM
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Any idea what time in the morning?


sorry just saw the sun rising
edit on 23-12-2011 by BULLETINYOURHEAD because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:33 AM
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Totally pulling an all-nighter now.

Lucky it's a nice clear night aswell, hopefully I can get a view.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:26 AM
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Is there any time it may be seen from the Northern Hemisphere? Namely norther IL? Oh never mind, Google ON.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 08:38 AM
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Originally posted by Brandon88
The north always misses the best stuff kinda depressing.


Well now Comet Hale Bopp and Comet Halley both gave the northern hemisphere a good show during the 90's. Hale Bopp twice, once in April and again that Nov. We all get our share of spectacular.
These pics are quite amazing. Classic comet tail and perfect presentation to Earth bound spectators.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by karen61057

Originally posted by Brandon88
The north always misses the best stuff kinda depressing.


Well now Comet Hale Bopp and Comet Halley both gave the northern hemisphere a good show during the 90's. Hale Bopp twice, once in April and again that Nov. We all get our share of spectacular.
These pics are quite amazing. Classic comet tail and perfect presentation to Earth bound spectators.


Yes but this ones a big one.
We have size envy.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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Apparently it may be visible from the Extreme Southern US, and areas in the Tropics.

Source with a Graphical representation on how to spot it.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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how about viewing from the UK?



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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Well regardless of where we are none of us will ever get a view of the comet as good as this guy.

Here is a video of Dan Burbank, International Space Station Commander, talking about his amazing view of Lovejoy.

Rub it in why don't you Dan...




posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by Brandon88
The north always misses the best stuff kinda depressing.


We have the Northern Lights...

And they come around more than once every few years...


Peace.

S&F to the OP. Great pics.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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There's another object visible in the Southern hemisphere. It's 4 times brighter than Jupiter and you can only see it after the sun sets. Then it's visible for only a couple hours as the Earth turns.

Anybody know what it is? Australia must really see it well. It's reflecting so much light from the sun I can't get the telescope to focus on it.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 01:40 PM
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Now that's a great video!

Those guys have the best view out of all of us.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 01:43 PM
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That will be Venus.

Been a couple of threads on it recently, it's very bright at the moment.




posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 02:45 PM
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spaceweather.com...
This is best I found for general space info.
Great pics. As for a time down under maybe hour before sun up, same spot sun will come up.



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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Without a doubt i bet they were, but saddly i was too young to observe those this has only recently become a hobby of mine. This is a very beautiful comet though must've been a joy to see



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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Fantastic thread and images Chadwickus, and thanks for that ISS video Seagle, very nice addition and link. An amazing comet Lovejoy turned out to be, adding questions to what we already know about the many wonders in our solar system, but not so out of the realm of possibilities that we have to create another model to explain. I especially like how both comet tails are distinguishable in the images!



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 07:49 PM
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Well there was comet hale bop in 94 or 95, I witnessed that when I was 10 in Alaska, does that count?



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 08:08 PM
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Wow amazing, equally amazing is that people still buy into the mainstreams explanation for what a comet is.
Not only does it survive a million degree plunge through the suns coroner, it apparently still has enough volatiles to create this enormous spectacular tail.
Comet theory is way overdue for a critical rethink.






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