Skip to toolbar

Become a Member!

Like what you see here? Become a member to join in the conversation and read even more! The Sacred Space Astronomy site is made possible by contributions from patrons like yourself. Memberships help support this site and our public outreach efforts. Become a Member!

Subscribe to Sacred Space Astronomy via email - free!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Visit our Faith and Science Archive - a selection of hundreds of articles, videos, and audio files on the topic of Faith and Science, for the use of Catholic educators and Catholics seeking education, produced by members of the Vatican Observatory with the support of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.


In the Sky This Week – June 2, 2020 — 1 Comment

  1. Adding to Karl Battams’ tweet on sungrazing comets discovered with SOHO, you can see the demise of one of them, happening less than two days ago, in the LASCO movie a few lines above. Look carefully at the sequence of images near the end of 31 May, and you will see that a bright dot appears suddenly near the bottom right corner, moving upward and becoming gredually fainter until it disappears. Such sungrazing mini-comets are fairly common, and they usually do not survive their close passage near the Sun.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

HTML tags allowed in your comment: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>