posted on Nov, 10 2013 @ 11:07 PM
reply to post by Tallone
Many of you here must be very young or don't get outside much.
Clearly this is your first Comet. I have seen several in my life time... not many have been naked eye visible. If any of you were old enough you would
remember Hale-Bopp from 1996-1997. Raise your hands if you are under the age of 25 please...Under the age of 30? Then you had parents that didn't
care to teach you about the beauty of the night sky. I took my kids out many times to view Hale-Bopp. Only my 25yr old remembers, the other two were
under 5 so they don't. But I kept them interested in the night sky and told them about it.
Hale-Bopp brought out the crazies too.
You gloom and doom believers should research the Heavens Gate cult that committed mass suicide because of
Not comet has Ever caused a disease or virus from debris... A few have caused mass hysteria because they had no idea how to comprehend what they were
seeing. I suppose it is possible a few in the past might have gotten ill around the time a comet became naked eye visible...but that was just bad
timing. I really don't know since I don't research or read about silly things like that.
I hope you kids don't get all hysterical next weekend the annual Leonids meteor shower peaks. Or the next shower in Dec. Both have been dying down
over the years...but in the past they produced the most amazing earth grazers and fireballs you could ever hope to see. So... if you see stuff... the
sky is Not falling! Just appreciate it and get outside more.
If we are lucky... and Ison makes it past the sun without breaking up we might be in for a treat. Not Gloom and Doom. It is Not unusual for a Comet to
have 2 tales. Hale-Bopp actually had 3. I don't believe Ison will be a spectacular as 1997... but you never know. I am hopeful...but not holding my
breath. And if the sky would ever clear up in my area I would be out every morning to see it myself.
Hale-Bopp was discovered in 1995 and "so visible at night you cant miss it" in early summer of 1997"
Ison was discovered Dec. 21 2012 Not 3 years ago children.
There is no media or NASA cover-up/blackout... It will NOT hit the earth or destroy the sun. It just isn't news at the moment... There is nothing
freaky or scary going on.
Oh...and by the way... The Sun is Not sending Horror your way with every flare... if you had been old enough and lived as far North as I do in the
early 90's... You would have seen the Most Amazing aurora borealis displays.