Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kamikaze Comet

Hey Space Placers!

Got clouded out with the Geminids but had a GREAT time as always with the Weather Guys at Fox 5 this morning. If you didn't see our segment check it out here:

Comet Lovejoy, the kamikaze comet is now visible in SOHO's field of view, it is the white streak at the bottom of the picture. Make sure you tune in every few hours as the comet will nose dive in towards the Sun by tomorrow at a million miles per hour and ONLY 87,000 miles above the Sun's searing surface. No one knows if Comet Lovejoy will survive the close encounter which will be closest to the Sun at 7 p.m. EST on the 15th, but it will brighten and be spectacular to watch. More on this tomorrow.


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