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comet!

Whoah! Go look for Comet McNaught near sunset (and around sunrise) if it's clear! I'm off now. Thanks for the tip, kijjohnson!

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holyoutlaw
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
We just saw it (Julie and I) from the roof of our building. Very cool!
mckitterick
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
Oh, yay! Was it as bright as they say?
holyoutlaw
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Our vantage point was pretty high (roof of a six story building in Fremont) but the horizon was high, also (Magnolia Hill), so there was still a lot of sunlight.

But the comet was pretty bright. It looked like a contrail at first, but then we realized it was the comet. With the binoculars we had, we could just see that it had a shape, and not a disc. We watched it for about ten minutes until it went behind a tree.
weaselmom
Jan. 12th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
Okay, so what did it look like? By the time we got home (over an hour late, thanks to the weather), it had sunk almost to the horizon. We didn't see a tail (but I'm using like 50-year-old binoculars), but the thing kept shifting color (white, yellow, red). We think it must have been due to the same particulates/atmosphericosity that gave us a spectacular sunset tonight.
mckitterick
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
I looked for it, but alas the clouds hindered my view. Sigh.

And it's now totally cloudy and 16 degrees outside. And a 12mph wind. And I scooted home.

BURRRRR!

So much for seeing this great naked-eye comet. Sigh. Good luck, y'all, in seeing it out there!

Chris
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