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Outburst of material gives the Comet ISON naked eye visibility.

It's getting brighter. An outburst like this is the type of thing that could cause it to explode and disappear. Good to see it held together, and now we have a brighter show.

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/outburst-lights-comet-ison-it...




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Almost full moon

I can only see about six stars right now.

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I know

The full moon is a little disappointing, luckily for me, it'll be behind the mountains when the comet is out. But, if ISON makes it through the perihelion in tact on Nov. 28th, we should have at least a month of good views. Through the new moon.

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When does it come out?

And in what direction should we look? No one has provided that info yet.

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Oh. It depends on where you are.

But, everywhere on earth it will be in the east just before sunrise. I'm in Colorado, and the comet will rise at 3:15 Am tomorrow morning. If you live south of the 40th parallel, it will rise sooner, if you live north of the 40th, it will rise later. The comet lies in the ecliptic plane, so it will precede the sun exactly in the path of the sunrise.

Right now it appears in the Virgo constellation.

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I was told...

look southeast (between east and south) just a bit up from the horizon...

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Yeah, the sun is rising

Yeah, the sun is rising slightly south of due east. Since it's passed the equinox. But if you're in South America, you would need to look northeast.

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thanks...

for the update clarification of different areas.

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Right on, thank you

I think the moon will be gone by then here too. I am in Az next to the CA border. Thanks again!

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Electric comet?

I don't have the knowledge to tell if there is any merit to this argument, but this is well produced and certainly an entertaining video to watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34wtt2EUToo&list=PLwOAYhBuU3U...

Interesting websites pertaining to Comet ISON...

http://theskylive.com/ison-tracker

http://www.mattastro.com/ison/location.html

http://www.solarham.net/

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://www.lund.irf.se/helioshome/magnetometerdata.html

and the other sites for the paranoid ones...

http://beforeitsnews.com/survival/2013/09/youve-been-warned-...

http://beforeitsnews.com/blogging-citizen-journalism/2013/10...

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Thanks for the material! I

Thanks for the material! I also suggest the Star Walk app by Vito Technologies for iPad. They have Ison being tracked and you can follow its path in the sky over time past and future, from wherever you are on earth.

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Anyone know when its closest

Anyone know when its closest to earth after its sun flyby?

The perihelion is on Nov. 28th.

If it holds together through that date, we should get a really good show next month.

Edit: sorry I thought you asked sun not earth, yeah I'm not sure it's path after the sun, I was under the impression it would go to the July August area of the earths orbit, but I could be wrong.

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Dec 26th...

and third rock from the sun (earth) will be going through the tail of the comet up until the middle of january...

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No problem

I first heard abou ISON a year ago, I've been excited ever since. Tonight, I'm going to climb the Flatirons overlooking Boulder, CO with a telescope to get breathtaking view of the eastern plains as the comet rises up before sunrise.

The comet will reach the perihelion on Nov. 28th. This is the point closest to the sun. If it doesn't fly apart before then, we should get to see an amazing Christmas show!!! I'm excited.

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I too will be viewing it but...

from Hartsel, Colorado at 9,300 elevation. Currently snowing at 6:24PM.

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Nice!

I've got an app telling me the comet rises over the horizon at 3:15 AM. It should be visible from then until sunlight. Just make sure you don't have any mountains blocking your view to the east. The comet will follow the path of the sunrise, so position yourself well. Get to a hilltop if you need to.

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thank you so much...

your info is so much more helpful.

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Thanks

bump for others to view.

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Well thank you!

I was wanting to keep track of this event. I appreciate you bumping it into my view!

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