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    A hairy star

    The Greek root of the word comet means 'hairy star'. Here are a couple of shots of the transient visitor currently passing by our small world. The comet's official name is C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS.



    Don't worry if you miss it, it will be back in 110,000 years.



    “Fools” said I, “You do not know
    Silence like a cancer grows
    Hear my words that I might teach you
    Take my arms that I might reach you”
    But my words like silent raindrops fell
    And echoed in the wells of silence : Simon & Garfunkel


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    Good shots, Terry.

    I seem to have missed this sighting, oh well, will wait for the next...
    "The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities." ~ James Allen

    "Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." ~ Henry Van Dyke

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    Nice. I didn't know about this comet either.
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    It will still be visible low in the west just after sunset (45 minutes) for a few more days in the northern hemisphere. The photos make it look easy to see, but it is actually barely visible to the naked eye. Binoculars bring it out nicely. Here's a chart for mid-northern latitudes;

    “Fools” said I, “You do not know
    Silence like a cancer grows
    Hear my words that I might teach you
    Take my arms that I might reach you”
    But my words like silent raindrops fell
    And echoed in the wells of silence : Simon & Garfunkel


    Those who enjoy stirring the chamber-pot should be required to lick the spoon.

    Our job as writers is to make readers dream, to infiltrate their minds with our words and create a new reality; a reality not theirs, and not ours, but a new, unique combination of both.

    Visit Amazon and the Kindle Store to check out Reflections in a Black Mirror, and Chase

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