Photo Courtesy Ashmeet Singh, Canon Powershot A530, 0.4 sec ISO 100 @ F/5.5. Two minute frame intervals
Bohemians took to the skies yesterday on the 9th of February to look out for the moon falling under the earths shadow in the years first penumbral Lunar eclipse.
Fellow Bohemian Ashmeet Singh captured the eclipse rise in a series of captures as the moon turned red.
Image Courtesy: Ajay Talwar
A new visitor is approaching earth. Comet Lulin designated C/2007 N3 is making its way through the ineer solar system and will be making a nice spectacle for stargazers.
Comet Lulin was discovered in 2007 by Ye Quanzhi and Lin Chi-Sheng from Lulin Observatory in Taiwan. Currently it is a 7th magnitude object. The object is expected to grow to naked eye visibility upto 4-6th magnitude by February 24th 2009
The comet will pass 0.41 Astronomical Units from earth at its closest distance to Earth, about 14.5 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. It has a parabolic trajectory, which means it may have never come this way before –this may be its first visit to the inner solar system
The comet is currently in Libra making its way towards Virgo towards the end of this month
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New Image of Lulin, Updated Feb 24th