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Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:59 AM

"Triple treat: Eclipse, comet, full moon all coming Friday night"

and yikes, the comet is 45P, that's what it's called......

Skywatchers will enjoy a rare space triple-header Friday night and early Saturday morning: A "penumbral" lunar eclipse during the full "snow" moon and the flyby of a comet.

......... A few hours after the eclipse, Comet 45P, which has been visible after sunset for the past two months through binoculars and telescopes, makes its closest approach to Earth, when it will be "only" 7.4 million miles away, NASA said.

Look to the east around 3 a.m. Saturday morning, where it will be visible in the sky in the constellation Hercules. Binoculars or a telescope could be helpful. Watch for a bright blue-green "head" with a tail.

It will be visible in various points of the night sky until the end of February, according to NASA. If you miss it, don't worry: It will return again in 2022, said Jane Houston Jones of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/sciencefair/2017/02/07/penumbral-lunar-eclipse-snow-moon-comet/97593778/

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a kennedy Feb 2017 OP
orwell Feb 2017 #1
randome Feb 2017 #2

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 10:08 AM

1. All signs of the coming Trumpocalypse!

Comet 45P...the 45th president?

Coincidence?

I don't think so...

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 10:10 AM

2. {45}, Bannon, Gorka. There's your triple t(h)reat.

 

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