posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 02:51 PM
Originally posted by karen61560
Originally posted by DrNotforhire
Those who are uninformed on how fast a comet moves... an iphone would not be able to snap it.... its not the movies its real life... think shooting
Funny thing about comets is that they are visable for quite a while while passing us. I watched Hale Bop for weeks on end in April of 95 and again
that November when it made its way out of our solar system. Any camera could catch a picture of a comet. There are pictures of Hale Bop and Halleys
both of which paid us a visit within the last decade. No comets are not like shooting stars.
Was Hale-Bopp really in 1995? If so...then I was
underage at that bar we used to go to!
We used to shoot a lot of pool after work
(used to work at a restaurant/bar), and were pretty good - my teammate and I typically pulling down a couple hundred $ extra every weekend playing.
We were playing a 2-on-2 game against one of our best regular opponents, and for probably 5 or 6 rounds of all 4 of us shooting, nobody had knocked a
ball in - not a SINGLE ball! After the first couple of rounds, people started joking "it's the comet!" As it went on further, the whole crowd
around us was watching, baffled, as balls seemed to be popping out of the pockets, etc. By the time it was finished, we were all thoroughly convinced
it "was the comet."
I find cometary events to be among the coolest worldwide events we can have. Most of the people in the world get to see the big ones together, and
especially when they last for several days, it's just such a cool, rare thing. I'm super excited about our 2 potential big ones next year.
Hopefully I can ignore any nonsense about them bringing the eschaton along with them, and just enjoy the sheer magnitude and beauty of the events.