posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 11:07 AM
The public has a great misconception about comets that this video unwittingly reinforces because it is a time-lapse video obviously taken over several
hours if not days.
Comets move fast alright, but when they are out in the area of the other planets, that speed is totally inperceptible to the human eye.
Usually motion is detected after a day has passed from the first sighting. On a close comet, a scientists with an incremently graduated eyepiece may
detect a slight motion within a couple of hours.
In short, anything noticed by the naked eye to be moving in the sky is not a comet. I add this because some reports of bright objects seen in
near-earth skies are frequently referred to as maybe a "comet" or a UFO. A UFO it may well be, but never a comet for the reason given.
edit on 6-2-2013 by Aliensun because: Clarifying that the video is time-lapsed not real time.