Comet 17P/Holmes

Posted by Admin on Thursday, 1st November 2007, 00:00

On October 23rd Comet 17P/Holmes exploded at a distance some 150 million miles from Earth, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Since that time the comet has been expanding at over 1,300 mph.

The explosion was so big that the comet brightened by a factor of a million and became a naked eye comet in the constellation of Perseus.

Below is a picture taken from Northwood (Isle of Wight, UK) on November 1st 2007 at 22:00 GMT. Sony DSC-H2 3 stacked images.

Comet 17P/Holmes November 1st 2007 22:00 UTC

Below: Comet 17P/Holmes 8th November 2007 22:15 UTC in the constellation of Perseus.

More Information

SpaceWeather.com Comet Holmes Picture Gallery

BBC news story on Comet Holmes

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