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! Stéphane 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
Stéphane 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)