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The Sun Explodes While Comet McNaught Shines

Image: Solar Activity for Jan 24, 2007

View the Animated footage of this huge solar flare

COMET MCNAUGHT: Just another typical night in New Zealand--stars, clouds, an airplane and the brightest comet in 40 years! Last night on the island of Wairarapa, photographer Chris Picking made this movie of Comet McNaught setting in the west:

Comet McNaught is visible from all parts of the Southern Hemisphere. No finder chart is required--simply look west after sunset. "What a spectacle!" says Hannes Pieterse of Bloemfontein, South Africa. "The mammoth tail stretches all the way past Venus: image."
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