Print This Post Print This Post

Is A Comet Going To Crash Into The Sun Today?


[A blue moon and lunar eclipse on New Year’s Eve, a meteor shower starting tonight, a solar eclipse on January 15th, and potentially a coment crashing into the sun today.  Man, there’s a lot of things going on up there right now. Tony]

January 3, 2010

DISINTEGRATING COMET: A bright comet discovered by NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft is swinging by the sun today and apparently disintegrating. See the image below to observe the scene in motion:


It will be interesting to see if a disembodied tail emerges from behind the coronagraph’s occulting disk in the hours ahead.

This kamikaze comet is probably a member of the Kreutz sungrazer family. Named after a 19th century German astronomer who studied them in detail, Kreutz sungrazers are fragments from the breakup of a giant comet at least 2000 years ago. Several of these fragments pass by the sun and disintegrate every day. Most are too small to see. Today’s fragment is a big exception.

Credit: The comet was found on Jan. 2nd by Australian amateur astronomer Alan Watson, who was inspecting images obtained by STEREO-A’s Heliospheric Imager on Dec. 30, 2009.



Did you like what you read here? If so, please be kind enough to donate to support the cause (click HERE). It takes time and money to create a website like this and I love doing it so anything would be very much appreciated. And I’ll personally email you a free thank-you gift in returnmy 214 page ebook about debt, credit, bankruptcy, investing and much more!

BBS Radio. There are no equals! Get Archive Access Now

Related Articles:


Filed Under: FeaturedHeadlinesNews Articles

Tags: , , ,

Comments (1)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Lisa says:

    Hi Tony

    Thank you so much for all you do!!

    I was looking at SOHO on 1-2-10 Lasco C3 – I entered the dates to search from 12-7-09 through 1-3-10. Very interesting object comes in from the right and is still continuing through today – I noticed on the video of C2 above that it is just beginning to show up to the right as the video stops. Any ideas on what this might be?

    Peace and Namaste

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Page optimized by WP Minify WordPress Plugin