Comet Lovejoy is starting to put on a spectacular show

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posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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reply to post by Chadwickus
 


Sorry chadwikus..I replied but it wasn't to your post directly. So I mentioned thank you for the reply and info. Wasn't this comet supposedly 500 meters in size? What other comet of this size had passed this close to the sun and survived? Thought you might know off hand because I know you know more than me about these rocks. Thanks.

Lightmeup04




posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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Well it is not a small comet. Right after perihelion, astronomers put it way above 1km diameter. The sun heated up the internal juices of this baby and now it is just gushing them.

This is worth a trip from Boston to Sydney. Gonna check on that.... wow A Christmas comet, right on time, amazing timing.

Excellent post OP. This is a history comet like very few others.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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Very cool pics i wish i could see it but overcast here
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posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 12:30 AM
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So if I'm in southern Ca what time should I wake up too see it?



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 01:21 AM
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Feb sometime



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 01:21 AM
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Originally posted by krazyiven
So if I'm in southern Ca what time should I wake up too see it?


Joke, right? South as in Southern hemisphere. Australia and New Zealand probably the best.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 03:24 AM
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This kind of blows me away, I do a fair bit of astrophotography, but I have not seen any news or updates about this comet on any of the sky watching sights I subscribe to, Thanks for posting this heads up, I will have to get out and shoot it now.

Ryan.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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I missed it yesterday, left it too late to look.

4:00 A.M now and I just went outside and finally seen it!

Pretty cool, much bigger than I expected.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 09:11 AM
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That is much more impressive than Hale-Bopp and the other one visible in the northern Hemisphere back in the nineties (it was Hale-Bopp twice). I was in the Army then and remember being on overnight guard mounts and seeing them pretty good with the naked eye, binoculars, and some of the optics on our howitzer. Those are great pics.
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posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 09:24 AM
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Fabulous pics - thank you so much for posting.


You can see why comets made such an impact on people down through the ages and became thought of as messengers of the Gods. It would certainly make me pause for thought.

Thanks again and seasons greetings to all.

S



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by charlyv

Originally posted by krazyiven
So if I'm in southern Ca what time should I wake up too see it?


Joke, right? South as in Southern hemisphere. Australia and New Zealand probably the best.


I believe the original question here is probally in relation to the above posted web site stating the tail of the comet might be visible from southern florida in the early morning.

@krazyiven - my best guess would be to check that site to see what time in FL it is expected to be visible, convert to GMT and then back to your local time.
Ca is what, I believe 4 hrs difference from Fl time?



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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the link
astrobob.areavoices.com...

list 6:20am local time (key west), so perhaps 2:20am your local time?

Note - astronomy is truly not my forte, so you might want to check with someone a bit more familiar with the subject.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 11:21 AM
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Blue star kachina anyone ? No ? Anyone ? ha ha, sorry guys I had to do it. Very jealous up here in the Arctic Circle.

2nd line



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
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I see nothing in FL


Except rocket and shuttle launches!

I would have loved to have had the opportunity to see a shuttle launch with my own eyes.




Yea I miss the shuttle


Rockets still go up and I can at least see those. I am pretty close as you know.

It was awesome being at the KSC to see the last two launches!





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