Comet Lovejoy near Earth’s horizon

Comet Lovejoy on 22 Dec. 2011 from the International Space Station. Comet Lovejoy is visible near Earth’s horizon in this nighttime image photographed by NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, on board the International Space Station on Dec. 22, 2011. Credit: NASA/Dan Burbank

Comet Lovejoy was only discovered on 27 November 2011, by Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy and classified as a Kreutz sungrazer. It has put on an unexpected and magnificent Christmas Comet holiday show.



Comet Lovejoy near Earth’s horizon

via universetoday by Ken Kremer