09 January 2007

bright sky in the morning

This morning when I got to work, a couple of people were on my side of the office with their noses pressed to the wall of south-facing windows. It's one of those magical clear mornings where the glow of the sun fades up from the horizon in that special only-in-the-north way, and there, just above the horizon hung a bright glimmering light. Almost like an airplane, but more steady and shimmering slightly, it's the comet McNaught, due to be visible for the next few days here at both sunrise and sunset. The forecast is for more of this sub-freezing clear weather, so I hope to see it again! I'm not sure how far its range of visibility goes, but these photos show it from several locations in the northern hemisphere, so have a look and maybe you'll see it too.

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