Saturday, January 13, 2007

Daytime Comet

The weather here is not on our side for trying this, but says Comet McNaught is now so bright it is visible in daylight. The website says "The secret to seeing McNaught: Get rid of the sun. You can do this by standing in the shadow of a tall building or billboard. Make a fist and hold it at arm's length. The comet is about one fist-width (5 degrees) east of the sun's position. Try it! Warning: Binoculars dramatically improve the view of the comet, allowing you to see structure within the tail. But please be super-careful not to look at the sun."

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