Prepare for a Show in the Sky!

@buenavida (8203)
Sweden
September 26, 2012 12:36pm CST
Get your binoculars and cameras ready for next year's show. A very bright comet might be seen even during daytime. I remember watching the Hale-Bopp with very simple binoculars in 1996 - maybe many of you remember that too. And don't worry, if you live down under, you will have your own bright comet next year too! http://www.oneminuteastronomer.com/6713/c2012-s1-ison/ By the way, the word comes from the Greek Kometes, which means Long Haired Star.. Let's see if we see the long hair or tail next year.. Well, my friends, what do you know about comets??
5 responses
@1hopefulman (32484)
• Canada
27 Sep 12
Thanks for this information. I don't know too much about comets but hope to learn more one day.
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@buenavida (8203)
• Sweden
28 Sep 12
Well, not even the guys who are professional stargazers know everything about comets. The comets can behave in their own way depending on what they are made of.. One day we will know a lot more about the universe..
27 Sep 12
Hello buenavida, greetings. Hope we can watch that fascinating event soon. Also, I would like to solicit your opinion on what is written in the book of Revelation 6:13. Are these not comets?
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@buenavida (8203)
• Sweden
28 Sep 12
Hi, Tony - well, we know that many comets have fallen to the earth but we also know that the book of Revelation is very symbolic, so maybe better do some research.. You can go to jw.org and scroll down a bit to the online library and use the search box. And why not start a discussion and see what people think?
@marguicha (102153)
• Chile
27 Sep 12
I`ll be on the lookout for a comet in my part of the sky. Thanks for reminding me, friend. I have a friend here who is a physic and astronomer. I`ll ask him to tell me when to look.
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@buenavida (8203)
• Sweden
28 Sep 12
Yeah, your comet will appear earlier than ours.. I am sure he will know..
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
27 Sep 12
Oh, I hope so, they've all been big busts in my opinion!
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@buenavida (8203)
• Sweden
28 Sep 12
Yes, comets are a bit difficult for the astronomers to tell exactly how they behave.. If they come too near the sun, and they are mostly ice, they might melt..
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@ajk111 (2527)
26 Sep 12
Excellent! i love a bit of star gazing and i was totally unaware of next years visit. Hopefully all this 2012 end of the world nonsense will not come to pass so we can enjoy the spectacle. I do remember Hale-bopp and also Halleys comet and another that i forget the name of. Perhaps we can call the new comet "Mylotia 11" for future conversational purposes!
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@buenavida (8203)
• Sweden
26 Sep 12
Perhaps the astronomers come up with an easier nickname than the comet was called in the article.. I believe we don't need to worry about the end of the world, as the Bible says [b]"Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever."[/b] Ecclesiastes 1:4 (New International Version) Only the wicked will be taken away, as Psalm 37 tells us. And no human being knows exactly when it happens, even though we know it is near and we need to be prepare so that we can survive. Our friend 1hopefulman has written some articles about prophecies that actually have been fulfilled already and in exact detail. Let's look forward to many comets in the future..