Posted on 29. Dec, 2011
Ok, I confess, I’ve been an astronomy geek since I was a young boy and tho I don’t know which camera shot this, it doesn’t matter (how many times have we heard that lately?) – this is just a beautiful sequence of something rarely seen and so I had to show it to you! StÃ©phane Guisard has captured something that takes your breath away.
Comet Lovejoy above the Andes
Another view – this one from the space station!
When looking for other videos of this comet, I found this amazing one shot from the space station!
More on comet Lovejoy
StÃ©phane Guisard has posted some photos of the comet on his website
Comet Lovejoy seems to have been a very sudden appearance tho I haven’t heard much about it… tho it has garnered a nickname of “The Great Christmas Comet of 2011″ – an interesting read over on pcmag.com discusses more of its history.
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)