C/2019 Y4 Or Comet Atlas The December 2018 Comet - Predicted By Schwenger On 12 August 2018

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  1. CULCULCAN

    CULCULCAN The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    DECEMBER 2018 COMET
    predicted by Susan Lynne Schwenger
    12 August 2018

    COMET iSON was predicted in 2010 by Susan Lynne Schwenger
    to be at its zenith on 16/17 December 2013 (End Date 16 Dec 2013 - Start Date 17 Dec 2013)
    which marked the '360' Day Ancient Year of The Ending of The 5th Era, The Era of Atlantis,
    which went into THE WOMB on 22 December 2012 + 360 Day/Kin = 16 DEC 2013

    THE CURRENT GRAND CYCLE began on 17 DEC 2013.

    Susan Lynne Schwenger who predicted Comet Ison in June 2010,
    to be at its zenith for the change in the grand cycles,
    which she originally discovered in 1984,
    stating end of cycle December 16, 2013 and start of cycle December 17, 2013
    (16 Dec 2013, 17 Dec 2013)
    has again been the only person to predict
    a comet for December 2018. :)

    She said...
    "This comet will come in alignment with
    the last new or no moon cycle,
    ending 22 December 2018
    Full Moon ."
    ~susan lynne schwenger
    13
    PREDICTED ON: 12 August 2018

    Susan Lynne Schwenger was born under the 13th Full Moon in 1958
    ironically, this full moon in 2018, also marks her 60th birthday,
    and, will also be in the sign of Cancer which is where her natal moon was placed,
    in her natal astrological chart when she was born.

    Original Prediction
    https://www.cosmosdawn.net/forum/threads/predictions-by-susan-lynne-schwenger.554/page-26
    POST 260

    PREDICTION 8) That a comet will come to mark the end of the grand cycle
    and, will be at its zenith on 16 Dec 2013 ~ Susan Lynne Schwenger
    - Predicted 06-JUNE-2010 (comet was NOT discovered until 2012)
    - Predicted 06-JUNE-2010

    Original Prediction
    https://www.cosmosdawn.net/forum/threads/predictions-by-susan-lynne-schwenger.554/page-26
    POST 260

    SITE LAST PUBLISHED 6-30-2010

    Comet iSON discovered in late 2012,

    was predicted by Susan Lynne Schwenger 06 JUN 2010



    https://www.cosmosdawn.net/forum/th...ted-by-susan-lynne-schwenger-06-jun-2010.734/

    THIS 2ND PREDICTION:

    "This comet will come in alignment with
    the last new or no moon cycle,
    ending 22 December 2018 Full Moon
    ~susan lynne schwenger
    13
    PREDICTED: 12 August 2018

    https://www.cosmosdawn.net/forum/threads/predictions-by-susan-lynne-schwenger.554/page-26
    POST 260

    BE SURE TO CHECK OUT TiMELiNE 2056

    https://www.cosmosdawn.net/forum/th...gs-of-the-calendars-bermanseder-schwenger.93/

    See pages 9 and 10

    Visually comet 46P/Wirtanen is the brightest comet in the night sky.
    Recent visual reports by Marco Goiato, Christopher Wyatt, and Michael Mattiazzo
    indicate a visual magnitude near 8.5 to 8.6 using low power binoculars.
    The comet is located in the constellation Fornax favoring observers in the southern hemisphere.
    Martin Mobberley posted a new image of comet 46P/Wirtanen taken remotely from Siding Spring
    in Australia on 2018-Oct-27. T
    his image shows a large coma that is elongated toward PA 355.
    A contour plot shows the development of a teardrop shape indicating the coma is lengthening into a tail.
    Image Link:
    http://martinmobberley.co.uk/imag…/46p_20181027_1055_mpm.jpg
    Martin Mobberley Image Link:

    [​IMG] 46p_20181027_1055_mpm.

    "THE next ICE AGE will OCCUR in sync with 16th December 2013,
    end time of The Grand Cycle of Pacha & Macha
    and, 17th December 2013 -The Start Time of The Grand Cycle of Pacha iNTi,
    they occur, once every 104,000 years, which is 4 cycles of 26,000 ancient years"
    - Susan Lynne Schwenger
    Predicted 30-MAY-2010

    "An ice age occurs once every 104,000 ancient years
    if 360 days is the length of an ancient year
    there are 26,000 ancient years x 4 cycles = 104,000 ancient years
    the importance of our calendar calibrations,
    are, as follows:
    in 9,360,360 ancient days/360 ancient days = 26,001 ancient years
    or (5 major cycles x 13 minor cycles x 144,000 days) + (6 seasons x 60 days=360)
    =9,360,360 ancient days
    in 9,360,000 ancient days/360 ancient days= 26,000 ancient years
    The ancient day-record-time-wisdom keepers, were out by 360 ancient days
    16th December 2013, is the end of The Macha (9,360,000) & Pacha (360) Grand Cycle
    17th December 2013, is the start of The Pacha iNTi (9,360,000) Grand Cycle" Susan Lynne Schwenger - 30 May 2010

    "The equations of:
    390 x 24000=9,360,000
    360 x 26000=9,360,000
    260 x 36000=9,360,000
    also, are in sync with 5 major cycles x 13 minor cycles = 65 cycles x 144,000 days = 9,360,000 days
    9,360,000/390 = 24,000 ancient years
    9,360,000/360 = 26,000 ancient years
    9,360,000/260 = 36,000 tzolkin cycles"
    ~ Susan Lynne Schwenger - 30 May 2010

    "One alteration or one single move can change absolutely EVERYTHiNG !!!
    ~ susan lynne schwenger
     
  2. CULCULCAN

    CULCULCAN The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    COMET PREDICTION
    -on prediction link https://www.cosmosdawn.net/forum/threads/predictions-by-susan-lynne-schwenger.554/page-40

    PREDICTION
    Be on the lookout for a comet
    approx 22 NOV 2019
    22 + 11 = 33 in 2019/12/3
    33+3=36=9
    ENDiNGs &
    NEW BEGiNNiNGs
    ~susan lynne schwenger

    15 AUG 2019​
    KEEP INFORMED ON www.accuweather.com !!!


    'Unicorn meteor storm' to be triggered by mysterious comet Thursday night

    By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer

    Updated Nov. 19, 2019 11:29 AM

    This is not your typical meteor shower.

    On Thursday night, stargazers may get to see several meteors
    per second during a rare event known as a meteor storm.

    There is a chance that the upcoming alpha Monocerotid
    meteor shower could turn into an all-out meteor storm
    on the night of Nov. 21, according to Esko Lyytinen and Peter Jenniskens,
    two meteor scientists who have been studying the meteor shower.

    It is not a guarantee that such an event will unfold,
    but Lyytinen and Jenniskens say that there is a “good chance”
    that this will bring the first alpha Monocerotids meteor storm
    since 1995, when it produced rates of around 400 meteors per hour.

    What time to look for the flurry of meteors

    Knowing when to look for the potential meteor storm is extremely important.

    “Unlike most meteor outbursts which last for several hours,
    strong activity from the alpha Monocertids is over within an hour
    and easily missed,” the American Meteor Society (AMS) explained on its website.

    The outburst is forecast to reach its climax
    around 11:50 p.m. EST on Nov. 21, according to the AMS.

    Onlookers should start looking for shooting stars around 11 p.m. EST
    and continue looking through midnight for the best chance
    to see the potential meteor storm.

    If you are not outside during this window, you may miss the celestial light show entirely.


    “These meteors are never spaced evenly but appear in bunches
    so 2-3 meteors may be seen seconds apart and then
    an entire minute could go by without any activity,” the AMS said.

    What exactly is a ‘meteor storm’

    We have all heard of meteor showers, sparked
    when the Earth passes through a field of debris left
    behind by an asteroid or comet.
    meteorshowerorbit-.
    f the dust trail is small and dense,
    then the resulting meteor shower may result in hundreds,
    or perhaps even thousands of meteors burning up in just minutes,”
    the National Weather Service (NWS) explained.
    “If this scenario happens, that the meteor shower
    is referred to as a meteor storm,” the NWS added.
    screen-shot-2019-11-18-at-4-17-58-pm-.
    A burst of 1999 Leonid meteors as seen at 38,000 feet
    from Leonid Multi Instrument Aircraft Campaign
    (Leonid MAC) with 50 mm camera.
    (NASA/Ames Research Center/ISAS/Shinsuke Abe and Hajime Yano)

    One of the most prolific meteor storms in recorded history
    unfolded on Nov. 17, 1966 when onlookers witnessed
    many as 40 meteors per second, or 144,000 meteors per hour,
    according to the AMS.

    Outburst of unknown origins

    The alpha Monocertids is a mysterious meteor shower
    as scientists are unsure about when it started,
    or what exactly is causing it.
    “This outburst is caused by the dust released
    by a long-period comet, but the comet itself is still unknown,“
    Lyytinen and Jenniskens explained.

    Despite these uncertainties, one thing is known for sure:
    the meteors radiate from Monoceros,
    a faint constellation that is Greek for unicorn
    and located just to the left of the well-known constellation Orion.

    Contrary to popular belief, shooting stars will be visible
    in much of the night sky, not just the area
    near the unicorn constellation, as long as clouds do not obscure the sky.
    new-clouds-1-.
    The best viewing conditions for the alpha Monocerotid
    meteor shower are expected across the western
    and north-central United States with only patchy clouds in the forecast.

    Unfortunately, a far-reaching storm will spread clouds
    across much of the southern and eastern U.S., as well as eastern Canada.

    Clouds are also in the forecast for much
    of Alaska and patchy clouds in Hawaii.

    RELATED:

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    Stargazers should keep in mind that there is a chance
    that the meteor storm does not materialize.

    Even if the outburst does not unfold, people
    should still be able to see up to 10 "sporadic"
    meteors per hour, according to the AMS.

    Additionally, the moon will not rise until around 3 a.m.
    local time, meaning that the shower will not be contested
    by the biggest source of natural light pollution.

    If the forecast meteor storm does pan out,
    it will be just the fifth-known outburst
    of the alpha Monocertids on record.

    The previous occurrences were recorded in 1925, 1935, 1985, and 1995.

    Download the free AccuWeather app
    to check the forecast in your area. Keep checking back on
    AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network
    on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios
    .


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    'Unicorn meteor storm' to be triggered
    by mysterious comet Thursday night

    This is not your typical meteor shower.

    On Thursday night, stargazers may get to see several meteors
    per second during a rare event known as a meteor storm
    -- an event not seen from this shower in nearly 25 years.

    KEEP INFORMED ON www.accuweather.com !!!

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/spac...9Rhv7OWGDYDPap-ej9q2HbETQgHGFgQ5dTr1jWsBJVeCk
     
  3. CULCULCAN

    CULCULCAN The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    Susan Lynne Schwenger was the only one
    to predict a comment, for 2013, Comet Ison,
    and, again, predicted Comet 46P/Wirtanen
    for 2018, has again earlier in 2019,
    predicted another comet,
    it appears that this comet,
    which is known as: Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)
    theskylive.com/c2019q4-info
    is about to show up (approx 21-22nov2019)
    but, its closest approach of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) to Earth will happen on Sat Dec 28 2019 at a distance of 1.93691730 Astronomical Units,
    or 289,758,704 kilometers !!!
    ~susan lynne schwenger
    https://www.cosmosdawn.net/forum/th...omet-predicted-by-susan-lynne-schwenger.8395/

    Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)

    Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension is 11h 00m 01s and the Declination is -05° 53’ 32”.
    Right Ascension11h 00m 01s
    Declination-05° 53’ 32”
    Simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

    telescope_red.
    skymap.
    Map showing Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) in Leo on November, 21 2019
    Field of view: 60x30 degrees
    View fullscreen
    eye. = visible to the naked eye
    star. = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
    telescope_green. = current altitude ≥ 30° telescope_yellow. = current altitude < 30° telescope_red. = below the horizon
    Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
    Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) is right now (view fullscreen)
    sky_1280. marker.
    C/2019 Q4

    RA: 11h 00m 01s
    Dec: -05° 53’ 32”
    Deep sky finder chart for Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)
    Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
    View fullscreen
    Also check out Where is Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

    Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) Distance

    The distance of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) from Earth is currently 319,713,161 kilometers, equivalent to 2.137150 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 46.4483 seconds to travel from Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) and arrive to us.
    Distance Kilometers319,713,161
    Distance AU2.137150
    Light Travel Time17 minutes and 46.4483 seconds
    The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
    Distance from Earth (AU)
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    Distance of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100
    The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of C/2019 Q4 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
    Closest approach of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) to Earth

    Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) to Earth happens on Sat Dec 28 2019 at a distance of 1.93691730 Astronomical Units, or 289,758,704 kilometers:
    DateSat Dec 28 2019
    Distance Kilometers289,758,704
    Distance AU1.936917
    NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

    Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) brightness

    The current visual magnitude of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) is 16.44.
    Estimated Magnitude (JPL)16.44
    Observed Magnitude (COBS)-
    Coma Diameter (COBS)-
    The observed magnitude and coma diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behvior of comets. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.
    The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
    Magnitude
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    Predicted magnitude of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) between January 2013 and December 2100

    Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) rise and set times

    Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
    Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
    Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
    Timezone: Europe/London
    Today's Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
    Azimuth: 95.3°RISE1:26
    Max altitude: 33.1°TRANSIT6:58
    Azimuth: 264.4°SET12:29
    RIGHT NOWComet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom
    The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

    Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) Orbital Elements

    The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) at epoch 24 September 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458751.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
    ElementSymbolValue
    Orbit eccentricitye3.35661534
    Orbit inclinationi44.05126538°
    Perihelion distanceq2.00656858 AU
    300,178,387 km
    Aphelion distanceQn.a.
    Semi-major axisan.a.
    Orbital periodperiodn.a.
    Date of perihelion transitTp2019-Dec-08 13:20:06
    2,458,826.0556 JD
    Argument of perihelionperi209.12463061951°
    Longitude of the ascending nodenode308.14838260383°
    Mean anomalyM-93.526909844581°
    Mean motionn1.25445796°/day
    Visualization of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) Orbit

    This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

    Orbit Diagram of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)
    View Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) in the 3D Solar System Simulator

    Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) 15 Days Ephemeris

    The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)
    computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval.

    Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)
    in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

    DateRight AscensionDeclinationMagnitudeConstellation
    2019 Nov 1410h 46m 09s-00° 22’ 21”16.58Sextans
    2019 Nov 1510h 47m 53s-01° 02’ 53”16.56Sextans
    2019 Nov 1610h 49m 39s-01° 43’ 47”16.54Sextans
    2019 Nov 1710h 51m 24s-02° 25’ 02”16.52Leo
    2019 Nov 1810h 53m 09s-03° 06’ 38”16.51Leo
    2019 Nov 1910h 54m 53s-03° 48’ 33”16.49Leo
    2019 Nov 2010h 56m 39s-04° 30’ 47”16.47Leo
    2019 Nov 2110h 58m 23s-05° 13’ 19”16.46Leo
    2019 Nov 2211h 00m 07s-05° 56’ 09”16.44Leo
    2019 Nov 2311h 01m 51s-06° 39’ 19”16.43Leo
    2019 Nov 2411h 03m 34s-07° 22’ 45”16.41Crater
    2019 Nov 2511h 05m 18s-08° 06’ 26”16.40Crater
    2019 Nov 2611h 07m 01s-08° 50’ 23”16.39Crater
    2019 Nov 2711h 08m 45s-09° 34’ 36”16.37Crater
    FIND MORE INFO HERE:
    https://theskylive.com/c2019q4-info...KJl-xhHOg3-01fCxj4umMMfImEBkWwHvSohTQiDDdKFuE
     
  4. CULCULCAN

    CULCULCAN The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    C/2019 Y4,
    or Comet Atlas,
    is a near-parabolic comet
    which was discovered by the ATLAS survey
    on December 28, 2019.
    C/2019 Y4 ,
    or Comet Atlas
    is currently the second brightest comet in the sky,
    after C/2017 T2
    and can be found in the constellation
    of Ursa Major with a pair of binoculars or a telescope.
    It is expected that the comet will continue to brighten,
    and it is possible the comet may be visible to the naked eye
    sometime in April or May of 2020...
    this comet Atlas or C/2019 Y4
    was predicted by Susan Lynne Schwenger
    on 12 August 2018.
     
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    CULCULCAN The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    46P/Wirtanen was discovered
    photographically on January 17, 1948,
    by the American astronomer Carl A. Wirtanen.

    The plate was exposed on January 15
    during a stellar proper motion survey
    for the Lick Observatory.

    Due to a limited number of initial observations,
    it took more than a year to recognize this object
    as a short-period comet.

    th?id=AMMS_b67f549f62d3ee5d0422680af4e1bea1&w=140&h=140&rs=1&qlt=80&dpr=1.56&pid=3.
     
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    CULCULCAN The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    C/2019 Y4, or Comet Atlas,
    is a near-parabolic comet
    which was discovered by the ATLAS survey
    on December 28, 2019.
    It was predicted by Susan Lynne Schwenger
    on 12 August 2018, to be at its zenith 01 April 2020...
    C/2019 Y4 , or Comet Atlas
    is currently the second brightest comet in the sky,
    after C/2017 T2 and can be found in the constellation
    of Ursa Major with a pair of binoculars or a telescope.
    It is expected that the comet will continue to brighten,
    and it is possible the comet may be visible to the naked eye
    sometime in April or May of 2020...
    this comet Atlas or C/2019 Y4
    was predicted by Susan Lynne Schwenger
    on 12 August 2018, to be at its zenith 01 April 2020.



    Comet FIVE times

    the size of Jupiter

    is set to light up

    the night skies in April 2020

    - and it could be brighter than Venus


    • The comet was discovered on December 28, 2019 in the area of Ursa Major
    • Its currently in Mars' orbit but is on its way towards the Sun and getting brighter
    • It was spotted by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS)
    • If it doesn't break up it will reach its closest point to the Sun by the end of May 2020
    • By RYAN MORRISON FOR MAILONLINE
      PUBLISHED: 06:11 EDT, 31 March 2020 | UPDATED: 08:18 EDT, 31 March 2020
    Atlas, a massive comet five times the size of Jupiter and about half the size of the Sun, will appear brighter than Venus from Earth by the end of April.
    The exact size of the rocky icy core of the strange comet isn't known but is likely only a few miles across - but it has a much larger atmosphere.
    It's currently close to Mars' orbit but is increasing in speed as it makes its way towards the Sun and will make its closest approach to Earth in April.
    When it gets towards the inner solar system it will become one of the brightest objects in the night sky and potentially the 'comet of a generation'.
    26352-8171245-Comet_C_2019_Y4_ATLASTaken_by_Michael_J_ger_on_March_18_2020_Wei-a-2_1585649183999.

    +5

    This stunning image of comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS
    was taken by Michael Jäger on March 18, 2020
    and shows its bright green hue.

    The exact size of the rocky icy core of the strange comet
    isn't known but is likely only a few miles across
    - but it has a much larger atmosphere
    Since it was first discovered in December
    the gaseous envelope surrounding the comet
    has ballooned in diameter to a staggering 447,387 miles.


    In contrast the Sun has a diameter of 865,370 miles,
    Jupiter's diameter is 86,881 miles and the Earth is just 7,917 miles.

    It poses no danger to Earth as even at its closest point
    it will be more than 72 million miles away from our planet
    but will be very bright.

    Atlas has a tail about the same size as its atmosphere,
    according to Michael Jager from Austria
    • who captured images of the object.
    According to a report by SpaceWeatherArchive
    it isn't unusual for a comet to grow so large
    as they 'spew prodigious amounts of gas and dust into space'.

    'Comet 17P/Holmes partially exploded and,
    for a while, had an atmosphere even larger
    than the sun,' according to the astronomy website.
    Astrophotographer captures Comet Atlas
    travelling through the sky

    According to a report by SpaceWeatherArchive it isn't unusual for a comet to grow so large as they 'spew prodigious amounts of gas and dust into space'.
    'Comet 17P/Holmes partially exploded and, for a while, had an atmosphere even larger than the sun,' according to the astronomy website.
    Astrophotographer captures Comet Atlas travelling through the sky

    VIDEO HERE - https://videos.dailymail.co.uk/prev...1310396769/636x382_MP4_664084461310396769.mp4

    ARTICLE HERE
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/science...YLEXb6Vxa4MZxeJp8qMOaNGd8tOyvtGxjbWxpyRa9HGXw



    26540-8171245-The_green_Atlas_comet_can_be_seen_in_the_top_left_of_this_image_-a-6_1585649308470.

    +5

    The green Atlas comet can be seen in the top left
    of this image captured from a remotely operated observatory
    in New Mexico on March 18. At lower right are M81 and M82,
    well-known as large, gravitationally interacting galaxies

    'The Great Comet of 1811 also had a sun-sized coma.

    Whether Comet ATLAS will eventually rival those behemoths
    of the past remains to be seen.'

    It was discovered by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert system
    (ATLAS) in Hawaii and takes its name from the initials of the system.

    The last bright comet visible without a telescope
    in the northern hemisphere was Hale-Bopp in 1997
    - making this a 'rare event' for astronomers.

    When it was discovered on December 28, 2019
    it was faint and required a telescope,
    but as it comes closer it is getting brighter
    and can now be seen with binoculars.





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    The green Atlas comet can be seen in the top left
    of this image captured from a remotely operated observatory
    in New Mexico on March 18.

    At lower right are M81 and M82,
    well-known as large, gravitationally interacting galaxies

    'The Great Comet of 1811 also had a sun-sized coma.

    Whether Comet ATLAS will eventually rival
    those behemoths of the past remains to be seen.'

    It was discovered by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact
    Last Alert system (ATLAS) in Hawaii
    and takes its name from the initials of the system.
    The last bright comet visible without a telescope
    in the northern hemisphere was Hale-Bopp in 1997
    - making this a 'rare event' for astronomers.

    When it was discovered on December 28, 2019
    it was faint and required a telescope,
    but as it comes closer it is getting brighter
    and can now be seen with binoculars.
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    The comet is currently near Mars' orbit
    and has a diameter twice the size
    of all the other major planets in the solar system combined

    Its glow will be amplified by the Sun the closer it gets
    and is already brighter than astronomers expected it to be at this point.

    'It's definitely a promising comet,' Daniel Brown,
    an astronomy expert at Nottingham Trent University, told The Times.

    'It's pushing towards a level that by the end of April
    could look really, really stunning.'

    Atlas is currently the largest 'green object'
    in the Solar System and its colour comes
    from diatomic carbon - a molecule commonly found in comets.

    It emits a beautiful green glow
    when in gas form in the near-vacuum of space.
    It has seen a 4,000-fold increase in brightness since it was first discovered and could be visible to the naked eye by the end of April.
    When it was originally spotted, the comet was in Ursa Major and appeared 398,000 times dimmer than stars that visible to the naked eye from Earth.
    It's currently shining like an 8th magnitude star - that is invisible to the naked eye but easily spotted by garden telescopes.
    It is getting brighter rapidly as it approaches the Sun, astronomers say.
    'Right now the comet is releasing huge amounts of its frozen volatiles (gases),' says Karl Battams of the Naval Research Lab in Washington DC.
    'That's why it's brightening so fast,' he added.
    “As they get closer to the sun they gas off this material and we get this amazing display, Brown told the Times.
    'It’s already at a level of brightness that you can see through binoculars — this beautiful greenish halo around it and a bit of development of the tail.'
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    The comet, named C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), is pictured (green dot) glimmering in space by Jamie Cooper in Lincolnshire
    Astronomer Matthijs Burgmeijer said if it becomes as bright as the highest estimates it will be the most spectacular comet since records began.
    'How bright will it get? the estimates are from a conservative magnitude +2 (visible to the naked eye) to a spectacular magnitude -11 which would make the comet the brightest comet since records began,' he said.
    'We simply have to wait and see how it will develop over the coming weeks. Comets are notoriously unpredictable.
    'Like Comet Ison some years ago that also had promising characteristics but disintegrated before it could give a good show.'
    To survive long enough for it to be visible as a bright light in the sky it would need to be able to hold on to its ice.
    To do this it would have to have a large nucleus with a store of frozen gas - something astronomers can't confirm at the moment.
    If it doesn't have a large nucleus it will likely 'run out of gas' leading to it crumbling and fading as it approaches the Sun, according to SpaceWeatherArchive.
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    Comet Hale bopp in the night sky was the large, bright comet visible to the naked eye in the northern hemisphere
    Battams is not optimistic it will survive, he said it will likely break up before it reaches the brightest point from Earth.
    'My personal intuition is that Comet ATLAS is over-achieving, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it start to fade rapidly and possibly even disintegrate before reaching the sun,' he says.
    There is some speculation this could be related to the Great Comet of 1844 as it follows a similar trajectory and orbit.
    Its trajectory would require a 6,000 year orbit around the Sun that would take it beyond the outer edges of the solar system - about 57 billion miles from the Sun.
    Astronomers predict Atlas and the Great Comet both broke off from a much larger comet born in the early days of the solar system.
    If it does last until it gets near the Sun it may be a one time shot as it could be expelled from the solar system completely after slingshotting around the Sun.
    In the meantime, when it gets dark it will be visible halfway up in the north-northwest sky and potentially visible with the naked eye from April.
    'It's going to be fun the next few weeks watching Comet ATLAS develop (and provide a nice distraction from the current state of the world), Carl Hergenrother, a comet observer based in Arizona, wrote. 'Here's to good health and clear skies!'


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