Friday, August 28, 2015

Comet has Faded

The incoming sungrazing comet has faded and will most likely not be visible this afternoon in SDO AIA images. This is common in Kreutz comets, they evaporate before reaching the Sun. The light curve looks like a small comet evaporating.

Here's the latest from Karl Battams: "As I expected, the comet "pulled an ISON". I won't even describe it as a comet any longer. It's a rubble pile." (SunGrazerComets).