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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 “dictionary.com” : “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.

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  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!

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    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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