Thursday, December 15, 2011

SDO and Comet Lovejoy

SoHo and STEREO continue to watch Comet Lovejoy as it moves closer to the Sun and brightens. We will be running a special mode this evening to look for the Sun in the SDO instruments.

To the left is a still showing the comet headed towards the Sun. Below is a great movie from the
LASCO C3 coronagraph
showing how bright the comet is earlier today.