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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 12:08 AM

Comet captured streaking across Stonehenge night sky

12 July 2020



JEFF OVERS

The comet will pass closest to Earth on 23 July

A comet has been captured on camera streaking across the skies over Stonehenge.

Comet Neowise has been spotted by stargazers across the UK and around the world as it heads past Earth.

It was discovered in late March and became one of the few comets in the 21st century that can be seen with the naked eye as it approached the sun.

The comet will be closest to the Earth on 23 July but will still be about 64 million miles (103 million km) away.

More:
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-53383007

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Reply Comet captured streaking across Stonehenge night sky (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 2020 OP
dhill926 Jul 2020 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2020 #2
Wednesdays Jul 2020 #3
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2020 #13
3catwoman3 Jul 2020 #4
StarryNite Jul 2020 #5
Heartstrings Jul 2020 #6
AllaN01Bear Jul 2020 #7
lunatica Jul 2020 #11
Stuart G Jul 2020 #8
Nitram Jul 2020 #9
Talitha Jul 2020 #10
miyazaki Jul 2020 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 12:17 AM

1. Way cool...

almost takes you back in time...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 12:33 AM

2. What a gorgeous shot!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 12:44 AM

3. A common misconception: comets "streaking" across the sky

Comets don't "streak across the sky" like meteors. Rather, think of them as like small planets, hanging in the night sky with a plume coming out of them.

Yes, comets do move very quickly, but like planets you can't tell the movement except by comparing their position over several days and weeks.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 10:55 PM

13. exactly!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 12:52 AM

4. Now THAT is deserving of an...

...AWESOME!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 02:26 AM

5. Spectacular!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 02:36 AM

6. So cool! nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 06:19 PM

7. imagine many years ago people feared comets and eclipses .

this is like .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:43 PM

11. You never know

This comet might be Trumpís signal that heíll lose and thus the country will be saved!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:47 PM

8. Thank You for posting this great picture..K and R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:58 AM

10. Finally got to see this little beauty the night of July 15th - WOW!!

Easily seen with 11x70 binoculars 50 minutes after sunset.

Eighty minutes later (after the sky darkened), the comet's tail was seven degrees long.

Absolutely stunning, and easily seen without the binoculars.

A must-see.

Seriously, it's a must-see - - so go take a look!


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Response to Talitha (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 12:31 AM

12. Just saw. Fantastic.

After Hale Bopp I probably thought i'd never see another one.

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