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Lunar eclipse by Lounge Trekker on 12 January 2007 7:56pm
 
See Ken's mesage below:

Apparently this could be the brightest comet for decades. Visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere close to the sun in the morning and evening, it will make it's closest pass to the sun January 14.

Here's a picture:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070109.html

Here's a good simulation of it made from satellite photgraphs:

http://www.shadowandsubstance.com/

Star Lounger
 
Re: Comet McNaught by perfectbitch on 12 January 2007 9:12pm
 
Thank-you for that. I shall go up on the roof to see if it's visible in all this light pollution.

Linz
 
Re: Comet McNaught by canaveralgumby on 12 January 2007 9:23pm
 
Thanks for the heads-up!
 
Re: Comet McNaught by johnnythemonkey on 12 January 2007 11:31pm
 
Another Scottish discovery!!
 
Re: Comet McNaught by Lounge Trekker on 12 January 2007 11:52pm
 
Maybe. The discoverer R.H. McNaught gives his location at the time of discovery as Siding Spring Observatory, Australia.

http://www.aerith.net/comet/catalog/2006P1/2006P1.html

Here's a group of photos credited to a man with a Japanese name, several Americans, an Austrian, and a satellite that isn't even on the planet...SOHO

http://cometography.com/lcomets/2006p1.html

Lounge Astronomer
 
Re: Comet McNaught by Ken Dunn on 2 March 2007 11:54pm
 
Also on the astronomy theme we have a total eclipse of the moon tomorrow night between 9pm and 1130pm gmt with totality visible in Europe and Africa.
 
Re: Comet McNaught by Lounge Trekker on 3 March 2007 12:01am
 
This lunar eclipse is expected to be visible from Eastern N. America and is predicted to be very viewable. Hope you guys have a clear night.

Lounge Trekker
 
Re: Comet McNaught by peripatetically on 3 March 2007 1:09am
 
Here on the east coast of the USA they say it should have a copper color! That sounds beautiful.
 
Re: Lunar eclipse by canaveralgumby on 3 March 2007 3:26am
 
http://www.space.com/spacewatch/070223_ns_eclipse_guide.html
 
Re: Lunar eclipse by Ken Dunn on 3 March 2007 9:27am
 
The weather in the UK is poor tonight so don't waste too much time trying to view the eclipse as it will probably be blocked by cloud.

That's quite ingenious, Lounge Trekker, how you changed the thread title to accommodate the eclipse as well on the astronomy theme.
Do you fancy a job as site editor!?
 
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