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THREE naked eye comets in 2013
Schrodinger's Cat
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01-28-2013 03:11 PM

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THREE naked eye comets in 2013
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2013 could be the Year of the Comet. Comet Pan-STARRS is set to become a naked eye object in march, followed by possibly-Great Comet ISON in November. Now we must add to that list green Comet Lemmon (C/2012 F6). "Comet Lemmon is putting on a great show for us down in the southern hemisphere," reports John Drummond.

Discovered on March 23rd 2012 by the Mount Lemmon survey in Arizona, Comet Lemmon is on an elliptical orbit with a period of almost 11,000 years. This is its first visit to the inner solar system in a very long time. The comet is brightening as it approaches the sun; light curves suggest that it will reach 2nd or 3rd magnitude, similar to the stars in the Big Dipper, in late March when it approaches the sun at about the same distance as Venus (0.7 AU). Northern hemisphere observers will get their first good look at the comet in early April; until then it is a target exclusively for astronomers in the southern hemisphere.

http://www.spaceweather.com/
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01-28-2013 03:34 PM

 



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THREE naked eye comets in 2013
Comet Lovejoy was visible to the naked eye in late 2011
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01-28-2013 03:39 PM

 



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THREE naked eye comets in 2013
THE ELECTRIC UNIVERSE

IN ALL ITS GLORY

FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE

but of course we'll never be told its "electrical", just that it's a "dirty snowball"

they can tell that lie infinite times but that will never make it true
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