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(Vimeo)   The most amazing astronomy video you'll see all week of two naked eye comets visible in the southern hemisphere AND the aurora australis   (vimeo.com) divider line 41
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2013-02-25 08:40:16 AM  
Wow.  Just... wow.  I seriously wish I was in the southern hemisphere right now.
 
2013-02-25 08:52:33 AM  
Amazing? Absolutely.
 
2013-02-25 09:17:27 AM  
Pastarrs should be visible at sunset in the northern Hemisphere March 13. It looks like it is going be max Mag 3, which should be just visible in the twilight.
 
2013-02-25 09:41:01 AM  
Unreal, that's some great video.

Looking forward to ISON, I'm really hoping that's going to be a big deal.
 
2013-02-25 09:42:14 AM  
If you wanna check out the when the next comets are coming by I suggest http://www.aerith.net/ The website looks like it was made in the 90's an never updated, but it has has a constant list of locations and magnitudes of every comet that is known right now.
 
2013-02-25 09:46:19 AM  
I'm amazed by the intense blue color of C/2012 F6 (Lemmon).
 
2013-02-25 09:49:43 AM  
The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?
 
2013-02-25 09:50:52 AM  

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Unreal, that's some great video.

Looking forward to ISON, I'm really hoping that's going to be a big deal.


Yeah, if it turns out to be the -16 mag they are predicting that will be pretty sweet!
 
2013-02-25 09:57:54 AM  
That is incredible. I wish I had completely clear skies at night. I look up in wonder at A star at night that's how bad it is.

MugzyBrown: The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?


May I see it?
 
2013-02-25 10:03:28 AM  

MugzyBrown: The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?


Aurora Australis. If only there was a word in the headline indicating where this video was shot.
 
2013-02-25 10:12:18 AM  

Speaker2Animals: MugzyBrown: The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?

Aurora Australis. If only there was a word in the headline indicating where this video was shot.


It's a regional dialect
 
2013-02-25 10:26:45 AM  
I use Visine when I get eye comets.
 
2013-02-25 10:33:36 AM  

Donnchadha: Speaker2Animals: MugzyBrown: The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?

Aurora Australis. If only there was a word in the headline indicating where this video was shot.

It's a regional dialect


Really. Well, I'm from Utica and I never heard the phrase, "Borealis".
 
2013-02-25 10:54:18 AM  

MugzyBrown: The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?


Aurora Borealis = Northern lights. (as in northern hemisphere)

Aurora Australis = Southern lights (as in southern hemisphere).
 
2013-02-25 10:58:27 AM  

Speaker2Animals: Aurora Australis. If only there was a word in the headline indicating where this video was shot.


The photographer seems to live about an hour drive south of where I live.  I haven't seen the Aurora Australis from here but I didn't have his sized telescope.
 
2013-02-25 11:00:14 AM  

holdmybones: Donnchadha: Speaker2Animals: MugzyBrown: The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?

Aurora Australis. If only there was a word in the headline indicating where this video was shot.

It's a regional dialect

Really. Well, I'm from Utica and I never heard the phrase, "Borealis".


Oh, not in Utica, no... it's an Albany expression
 
2013-02-25 11:04:03 AM  

DON.MAC: Speaker2Animals: Aurora Australis. If only there was a word in the headline indicating where this video was shot.

The photographer seems to live about an hour drive south of where I live.  I haven't seen the Aurora Australis from here but I didn't have his sized telescope.


Fun fact from the local neighborhood astronomer: you don't need a telescope to see the aurorae, and in fact it's detrimental to seeing them- you just need a dark sky and knowledge of when to look.  My favorite site (and actually where I found this video) is spaceweather.com, which you can even subscribe to to get alerts when there are flares so aurorae might be visible.

I only saw them once, in downtown Pittsburgh when there was a giant flare last maximum, and the sky just turned friggin' red.  I've wanted to see them since but alas you need to go really far north in Europe to see them and The Netherlands has crappy weather and more light pollution than I used to deal with.
 
2013-02-25 11:12:26 AM  

Reverend J: Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Unreal, that's some great video.

Looking forward to ISON, I'm really hoping that's going to be a big deal.

Yeah, if it turns out to be the -16 mag they are predicting that will be pretty sweet!


The tail could fill the sky, might be visible during the day, and will have multiple horns. It also passes Mars on Oct. 1 at less than  0.0724508379005071 AU. Currently the tail is around 64,000 km long. Which is pretty big considering how far from the sun it is. Some astronomers are theorizing that this may be the comets first pass or that it has a very very long cycle.


Cool LINK. (skip to Oct. 1st 2013 to see the mars approach)
 
2013-02-25 11:14:38 AM  
Very nicely done. The two closeups of the comets at the end really sealed it.
 
2013-02-25 11:20:18 AM  

p4p3rm4t3: Reverend J: Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Unreal, that's some great video.

Looking forward to ISON, I'm really hoping that's going to be a big deal.

Yeah, if it turns out to be the -16 mag they are predicting that will be pretty sweet!

The tail could fill the sky, might be visible during the day, and will have multiple horns. It also passes Mars on Oct. 1 at less than  0.0724508379005071 AU. Currently the tail is around 64,000 km long. Which is pretty big considering how far from the sun it is. Some astronomers are theorizing that this may be the comets first pass or that it has a very very long cycle.


Cool LINK. (skip to Oct. 1st 2013 to see the mars approach)


Great. It says I need to Java plug in to use this.
 
2013-02-25 11:21:15 AM  
Clicked on the link after mistakenly reading the headline as "The most amazing sodomy video..."

Still leaving satisfied.
 
2013-02-25 11:26:39 AM  

kimwim: p4p3rm4t3: Reverend J: Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Unreal, that's some great video.

Looking forward to ISON, I'm really hoping that's going to be a big deal.

Yeah, if it turns out to be the -16 mag they are predicting that will be pretty sweet!

The tail could fill the sky, might be visible during the day, and will have multiple horns. It also passes Mars on Oct. 1 at less than  0.0724508379005071 AU. Currently the tail is around 64,000 km long. Which is pretty big considering how far from the sun it is. Some astronomers are theorizing that this may be the comets first pass or that it has a very very long cycle.


Cool LINK. (skip to Oct. 1st 2013 to see the mars approach)

Great. It says I need to Java plug in to use this.

It's probably correct.

/Comets are like cats. They both have tails and do what they want.

 
2013-02-25 11:31:22 AM  
People who have spent their lives in the city and never really had the chance to see what the night sky looks like away from light pollution are missing out.
 
2013-02-25 11:33:42 AM  

MilesTeg: People who have spent their lives in the city and never really had the chance to see what the night sky looks like away from light pollution are missing out.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^

One of the advantages to driving the vast wastelands of the American West at night.
 
2013-02-25 11:41:19 AM  

Ambivalence: MugzyBrown: The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?

Aurora Borealis = Northern lights. (as in northern hemisphere)

Aurora Australis = Southern lights (as in southern hemisphere).


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2013-02-25 12:38:49 PM  
Upon re-reading the headline, apparently there are not two naked areolae visible in the video, so please disregard this comment.
 
2013-02-25 12:43:35 PM  
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Stars don't fall for men. A red comet means one thing boy
 
2013-02-25 12:45:24 PM  
She was lemmon.
 
2013-02-25 01:57:37 PM  
Awesome.

I'll never forget seeing Hale-Bopp, quite by accident. I was driving in my pickup on a cold, clear night through rural Utah (near Bryce canyon), and going up a hill I noticed something in the sky. Had to get out and look at it. It was strikingly bright. I figured it must be a comet, but I didn't even know there was suppose to be a comet in the sky. Really awesome.
 
2013-02-25 02:14:59 PM  

MilesTeg: People who have spent their lives in the city and never really had the chance to see what the night sky looks like away from light pollution are missing out.


And there is a lot of light pollution in that video.
Best sky I've seen is Idaho desert. Lucky enough to have caught an Iridium flare. It's amazing how many satellites there are in the sky, and how close they look compared to the stars.
 
2013-02-25 04:27:23 PM  

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Stars don't fall for men. A red comet means one thing boy


Dragons.
 
2013-02-25 05:37:18 PM  
What an awesome hemisphere.
 
2013-02-25 07:21:12 PM  

MilesTeg: People who have spent their lives in the city and never really had the chance to see what the night sky looks like away from light pollution are missing out.


I grew up in the city of Chicago.  When I enlisted in the Coast Guard, one of my first jobs was lookout duty on the flying bridge of a cutter in the Caribbean.  The night sky out on the ocean was simply the most amazing thing I ever saw and it absolutely floored me.  I had no clue you could see that many stars from Earth.  Not to mention shooting stars every few minutes and the ability to see satellites and the 'cloud' that was the Milky Way.

I really miss seeing that night sky.
 
2013-02-25 09:01:43 PM  
The most intense aurora borealis I've ever witnessed was in the spring/summer of '97, with comet Hale-Bopp still in the sky. The smear of the comet as the backdrop to intense purple and green ribbons flushing and dancing across the night sky while we were high. Both the comet and northern lights were more impressive than in this video.

/so there!
 
2013-02-25 09:13:51 PM  

sat1va: The most intense aurora borealis I've ever witnessed was in the spring/summer of '97, with comet Hale-Bopp still in the sky. The smear of the comet as the backdrop to intense purple and green ribbons flushing and dancing across the night sky while we were high. Both the comet and northern lights were more impressive than in this video.

/so there!


Heh, my Intro to Astronomy professor was Alan Hale.

/ not the skipper
// csb
 
2013-02-25 11:50:02 PM  
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2013-02-25 11:56:46 PM  
This was redlit so I'll post it here.
LINK
Mars will likely be hit by a comet in 2014. The JPL chart shows the minimum distance from Mars on it's close approach will be 0! It's a big one, and it's orbit is oppisite that of mars so if it hits it will hit HARD.
LINK
 
2013-02-26 12:29:56 AM  

p4p3rm4t3: This was redlit so I'll post it here. LINK Mars will likely be hit by a comet in 2014. The JPL chart shows the minimum distance from Mars on it's close approach will be 0! It's a big one, and it's orbit is oppisite that of mars so if it hits it will hit HARD. LINK


http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/could-a-comet-hit-mars-in- 20 14-130225.htm
I hope it hits.
 
2013-02-26 04:21:18 AM  

The Snow Dog: p4p3rm4t3: This was redlit so I'll post it here. LINK Mars will likely be hit by a comet in 2014. The JPL chart shows the minimum distance from Mars on it's close approach will be 0! It's a big one, and it's orbit is oppisite that of mars so if it hits it will hit HARD. LINK

http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/could-a-comet-hit-mars-in- 20 14-130225.htm
I hope it hits.


That would be amazing. Though it seems less than likely it will hit :(

Would we have time to get a satellite in orbit around Mars to record the impact? To get Curiosity to the impact site? Imagine seeing it for real, up close. It would be beyond spectacular. I want it!!
 
2013-02-26 04:52:06 AM  

The Snow Dog: p4p3rm4t3: This was redlit so I'll post it here. LINK Mars will likely be hit by a comet in 2014. The JPL chart shows the minimum distance from Mars on it's close approach will be 0! It's a big one, and it's orbit is oppisite that of mars so if it hits it will hit HARD. LINK

http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/could-a-comet-hit-mars-in- 20 14-130225.htm
I hope it hits.


Could be pretty spectacular if it hit one of the moons, too.
 
2013-02-26 08:48:15 AM  

Slaxl: Would we have time to get a satellite in orbit around Mars to record the impact? To get Curiosity to the impact site? Imagine seeing it for real, up close. It would be beyond spectacular. I want it!!


We already have several satellites orbiting Mars, actually, for imaging purposes primarily.  Trust me, if it happens, it will be seen.
 
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