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Comet ISON is a sungrazer. On Nov. 28, 2013, it will fly through the sun's outer atmosphere only 1.2 million km from the stellar surface below. If the comet survives the encounter, it could emerge glowing as brightly as the Moon, visible near the sun in the blue daylight sky. The comet's dusty tail stretching into the night would create a worldwide sensation.

As comet ISON makes its approach, it will dive in toward the Sun from slightly above the orbital plane of the planets and then exit out below this plane. If the comet survives its encounter with the sun in one piece, it will pass some distance in front of and below the earth at roughly 250,000 mph, and cross earth's orbit in about one week after its closest approach to the sun. If it breaks up, depending upon where this occurs and the amount of surviving debris, it could be even more interesting!

1 posted on 01/09/2013 11:09:23 PM PST by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper; SunkenCiv; The Cajun; machogirl

fyi


2 posted on 01/09/2013 11:10:32 PM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

Sounds like quite a show


3 posted on 01/09/2013 11:28:58 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Errant
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5 posted on 01/09/2013 11:37:17 PM PST by FredZarguna (Liberals: they devolved, they rebelled, there are many copies ... and they have a Plan)
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To: Errant

If it could only hit Washington DC


7 posted on 01/09/2013 11:43:58 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Errant

Hopefully the sun won’t belch at earth as Ison gets close.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 12:02:26 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Errant

Now how the heck do they find these scanning 360 degrees in in all directions, and how do they find it when it is coming straight at you.....


21 posted on 01/10/2013 6:48:37 AM PST by Quick Shot
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To: All

We're all gonna die!


26 posted on 01/10/2013 10:28:19 AM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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