In this extraordinary picture taken from Paranal Observatory, the incomparable view offered by Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught), which reached its perihelion in January 2007, unexpectedly becoming the brightest comet in the previous 40 years. The majestic comet, accompanied by the crescent Moon (on the right) is setting at twilight over the âsea of cloudsâ which typically covers the Pacific Ocean, only 12 km away from the observatory. The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is also visible on the upper left.
October 7, 2012 at 12:55 pmby AstroMonk
Author: AstroMonk Camron Wiltshire aka AstroMonk, is a Gnostic seeker, author, and co-founder of Sacred Geometry International. He is a martial arts black belt, mixed martial arts national champion, multi-media artist, illustrator and film maker. Having helped the world awaken to the reality of cyclical catastrophes and successfully connecting Graham Hancock & Joe Rogan with Freemason Randall Carlson, he is currently embarking on a new quest to unite his various pursuits and passions into a cohesive system of knowledge. Knowledge that can help mankind break the chains that bind, and overcome the sinister forces of division and subjugation, through the illuminating path of Gnosis.