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  1. Sherry
    Sherry at |

    The author obviously doesn’t know the meaning of the word “opposition” in English language and astronomy, so I have to bring this up for him/her even though I am also an ESL learner myself. From the web site “” : “opposition = in Astronomy > the situation of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes or right ascensions differ by 180°: The moon is in opposition to the sun when the earth is directly between them.” The word that we should replace the” opposition” would rather be CONJUNCTION.

  2. 5minutes
    5minutes at |

    The author missed what will likely be my favorite events:

    1. Comet Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4) should reach a maximum magnitude of +2.5 / +3.0 in the next week or so, which isn’t bad, but heck – it’s a comet! Best of all, it’s a precursor for…

    2. Comet ISON (C/2012 S1), which could possibly become the brightest comet since Ikeya-Seki sometime around November / December. Yee-hah!

    1. Matt
      Matt at |

      Yes I was very surprised to not see these on here, particularly ISON. That should be #1.


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