Well, we had a surprise visitor recently – the comet McNaught!
As it approached the sun, we thought we would miss seeing it because of the amount of rain we had that week. But as it swung around, it really turned on a show for us. From sunset to about 10:30pm, we had a great show. As the sky became dark, the tail of the comet revealed itself to cover an enormous portion of the western sky – something my humble photos don’t reveal.
The boys were extremely excited to see the show. Liam had bought a junior telescope for christmas with some money Grandma & Grandad had given him, so he set up the official observatory.
What a better show than Halley’s comet (1986), eh? Though I doubt we won’t see McNaught any time soon – it’s next due back in a couple of million years…