Comet McNaught Shines Down Under

Comet McNaught Shines Down Under

I‘M no astrologer, but after having captured the spectacular Comet McNaught through my lens while down at English Bay last week I have tried to follow it’s progress, through other photographer’s images, as it has passed down into the Southern Hemisphere.

Of most interest to me has been how “C/2006 P1”, as it is scientifically known, was going to look over my hometown, Brisbane.

In spectacular fashion my question was answered today when I stumbled upon a gallery of images snapped by talented Brisbane photographer, Craig Jewell from the heights of Mt Coot-tha last night (21/01 Brisbane time).

It appears that you folk back at home are enjoying a pretty spectacular show with the comet certainly appearing to be a lot brighter than anything we were able to witness here on the few nights we weren’t clouded in. If you view this in time, I would highly recommend making the trip up the mountain to have a “goosey gander” for yourself!

Comet McNaught photographed by Craig Jewell

 Image credits: All images by Craig Jewell (Flickr).

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