Thursday, January 18, 2007

Comet McNaught

The brightest comet in decades sweeps across the New Zealand sky. Astronomy Picture of the Day has featured Comet McNaught several times over the past two weeks, as seen from Bad Mergentheim, Krakow, and Catalonia.

The views just keep getting better.

Unfortunately for Oregon, however, our chance has come and gone, obscured by clouds. If you want to see it before it's gone, head for the southern hemisphere. New Zealand's nice this time of year.

Update: a daylight photo.

Update: the whole tail.

Update: more.