Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Comet Watching


If you're an early riser, look toward the eastern sky the next few mornings, January 10 and 11 and you might see a glimpse of Comet McNaught. Astonomers say that for ideal viewing, you'll need three things: an unobstructed view of the horizon, perfect conditions and binoculars. Basically, look in the direction that the sun is rising, say around 7:30 am. Here's what one lucky person saw in Sweden the other day:



If you don't see it, try around sunset, which is around 5:45 pm and look toward the western sky. Wait a few minutes after the sun has set and you might see it. If you do, why not e-mail me a picture and if you do, we could show it on the air. Good luck!

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