||[Jan. 8th, 2007|08:19 pm]
I saw this amazing comet last night from the cockpit! Turns out its name is McNaught, and it looks like a baseball with a long, cartoonish tail; this tail is probably thousands and thousands of miles long! It was huge and absolutely stunning. Along the same horizon I could see Venus, smaller and less dazzling (but still pretty striking). So cool!
Stolen from Wikipedia
Too bad they don't allow telescopes up there. You're away from all the city light, so the view must be fantastic.
ha yeah they should put telescopes on airplanes, but with the shaking and movement it'd be so difficult
took me a minute to realize that you said COMET and not shooting star! wow
I'm going to try to take a picture
of it tomorrow morning if the mountains don't hide it. If someone in Alberta Canada can photo it, maybe I can in Utah.
Those pictures are good. Wish I could have captured it - I had an amazing view. =) Did you manage to get it?
The weather hasn't cooperated. Too many clouds in the morning to see anything, and today we are having a nice big snowstorm. How long will it be viewable?
now that is rather neat;)
and I saw it tonight, it's barely there, in the twilight, from this altitude, but there! Yay!
That's so cool!! And kinda funny too because I read an author named Judith McNaught and when I saw this post, I instantly thought of her!
Cool! I was reading Dead Air by Iain Banks, and the main character is Ken McNutt, but his professional name is Ken Nott. So I thought of that!
That sounds lovely Was this at night? Probably at dawn?
We had about seven hours of sunset flying from Hamburg to New York. =) And we were above all the clouds, of course. We were flying northernly, like over Greenland and down across Canada.
Man, I wish I hadn't read this. Now I *certainly* won't be able to sedate away my jet lag when I fly to Frankfurt. Should have gotten an aisle!
Give us a series of Fuji cockpit pics if you get the chance, Missus S.