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Today, Boxing Day, December 26, 2013 Would Have Been Comet ISON’s Closest Approach to Earth IF It Had Survived …

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Click to ENLARGE. Updated image from my 'ISON for Kids' book.

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Comet ISON Still Has One Surprise Left! A Ghostly Goodbye In Mid-January 2014. A Comet ISON Meteor Shower. The Last Hurrah.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Click to ENLARGE. Updated image from my 'ISON for Kids' book.

Click to ENLARGE. Updated image from my ‘ISON for Kids’ book.


Just because it went POOF doesn’t mean it didn’t leave its mark.

It left millions and millions of miles of dust and debris in its wake
— along the path it followed towards its fateful
tryst with the Sun.

That it had a 20 – 30% chance of going POOF was always on the cards.

I had covered it, in my 5 possible perihelion scenarios,
in all my ISON books.

We also knew that the Earth would cross Comet ISON’s INBOUND trail in mid-January 2014.

That will still happen.

That should produce a meteor shower of some form.

That is a given. Laws of physics.

We will cut across the dust and debris it left behind.

Nearly all meteor showers have to do with Earth crossing the debris trail left behind by a comet.
We have talked about that before. So this is NOT magic.

I will, of course, keep you appraised as we get closer and closer.

 

Latest On Comet ISON (Dec. 2): Survived Perihelion On Nov. 28, Severely Compromised — BUT Has Now Disintegrated Further.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.ISONPrintCover150206
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Comet ISON will NOT be naked eye visible!

It is basically toast now — or at least but a cloud of debris and dust.

A portion of the nucleus survived perihelion.

That is beyond debate or doubt.

The NASA images show that clearly.

But the Sun’s radiation and the torque on the fragile,
brittle, icy body

as it rounded the Sun, 700,000 miles above its surface,
travelling at 60 miles per second,
was too much.

Lots of it got broken off and sublimated — i.e., zapped, ‘evaporated’ from solid to gas.

The remnant that survived was obviously not stable.

It was most likely fractured.

None of this is NEW.

We have seen all of this before with other comets.

I talked about all of these scenarios in my Comet ISON books.

But, ISON is now basically dust.

We might get a spectacular meteor shower from it in January 2014 (and in years to come).