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Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!

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Amazing images here, particuarly from SOHO show ing that Comet Lovejoy survived it's closest approcah to the sun today, you don't see this very often!

www.skyandtelescope.com/news/Comet-Lovej...vivor-135743163.html

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!

not only has it survived the close shave with the Sun, its apparently visible before sunrise, especially from the southern hemisphere.
It passed less then 200k kilometers from the suns surface and didnt vaporise, amazing considering the sun is about 1.4 million km across !!
keep an eye on spaceweather.com for updates on it.
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Comet Lovejoy (2011 W3) rising over Western Australia, bright comet..Nice timelapse here vimeo.com/34007626
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!

thats a great lookin comet, it looks like it'll get bright enough to be easily seen in twilight, it only we could get an look at it.
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Replied by johnomahony on topic Re: Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!

Its visible in the sky at sunrise here but the weather has been crap
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!

when it does clear up for you John, this is what youre gonna see.
what a comet !!

spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image...tions_1324535827.jpg
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Wow! a fantastic Image !!

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Replied by johnomahony on topic Re: Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!

when it does clear up for you John, this is what youre gonna see.
what a comet !!

spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image...tions_1324535827.jpg


Blast this weather !! Arrrgh! :smashpc:
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!

omg, have you seen the comet on space weather today
www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&...4&month=12&year=2011
they've cought it from the ISS !
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!

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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!

I must check but I recall the comet being visible from the northern hemisphere late January, 2012. :-)

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