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The Tail of ISON

By: Juan Carlos Casado

 

Region: Europe

Site: Tenerife - Spain

Date: 2013 November 22

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Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) appears in the morning twilight, on its way to the Sun, reaching to within a solar diameter of the Sun's surface (on 2013 Nov. 28). This unusual sungrazer comet is captured here with a telephoto lens as it is rising over Gran Canaria Island, photographed from the Teide Observatory on Tenerife. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see an inverted magnified image of the comet the details of the tail. See other images of comet ISON here and explore the TWAN unique collection of bright comets of our time above the world's landscapes). Juan Carlos Casado, Starryearth.com

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