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Old 02-16-2013, 11:51 PM
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C/2012 S1 may out shine the moon upon arrival

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Doomsayers disappointed by 2012's non-apocalypse will get a sop in 2013 in the form of a rare supercomet. Once widely seen as a portent of doom, comets are seldom as spectacular as the new arrival, known as C/2012 S1 (ISON), may be. At its peak it may outshine the moon, even by day.
I can recall seeing a comet back in the 90's (don't remember the name) and it was visible but quite faint. Seeing one as bright as the moon should be a pretty impressive sight. I hope it lives up to the hype.

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Old 02-17-2013, 12:32 AM
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:23 AM
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I can recall seeing a comet back in the 90's (don't remember the name) and it was visible but quite faint. Seeing one as bright as the moon should be a pretty impressive sight. I hope it lives up to the hype.
Panic in the streets if it's visible in the daytime. Better hoard some more .22LR ammo and re-check the bugout bag.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:40 AM
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Yes, Obama too outshines the sun.
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Gonna have to make up a new batch of pudding!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:07 AM
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I can recall seeing a comet back in the 90's (don't remember the name) and it was visible but quite faint. Seeing one as bright as the moon should be a pretty impressive sight. I hope it lives up to the hype.
Hale Bopp?
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This is kind of exciting for me as well. I missed out on the previous comets because of poor conditions when they came around. (Kohoutek, Halley's)

I will be a very old man when Halley's comes around again.
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I sure hope it'll be a good spectacle. I saw Hally as a Kid in SA though it certainly could not be described as "spectacular" and I saw another about eight years or so ago when I was already here. It was even less so though the nucleus did look good thru a small telescope.

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Hale Bopp?
I think that was the one. I remember being kind of amazed about that. If this commet fulfils its expectation it sold be a really good show.
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I think that was the one. I remember being kind of amazed about that. If this commet fulfils its expectation it sold be a really good show.
I was living at 8000' on a 200 acre ranch with no neighbors when Hale Bopp came through.
Was spectacular with no light pollution and less atmosphere.
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I saw something on the news that indicates that some people in Russia, think the same thing.
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I can recall seeing a comet back in the 90's (don't remember the name) and it was visible but quite faint. Seeing one as bright as the moon should be a pretty impressive sight. I hope it lives up to the hype.

Now when these things begin to occur, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption (deliverance) is drawing near.
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Or its just space debris that has an orbit which interest with earth.

No magic involved.
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