Comet ISON | New SOHO Spacecraft Views

How I See It

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory SOHO is now getting views of Comet ISON within its field. SOHO is a collaboration between the European Space Agency ESA and NASA. Launched in 1995, SOHO is positioned at the L1 Lagrangian point 1.5 million miles toward the Sun from Earth. The central view of the optics has a disc to block the bright sunlight and allow unobstructed views of the solar neighborhood. Revisit this page in a few hours. This image should be updated to the most recent and show the advance of the comet. ISON is now moving at tremendous speed toward perihelion Thursday midday. It will pass less than 1,000,000 miles from the surface of the Sun. If it survives, we will see it re-emerge in this imagery. See this post for a unique viewing opportunity by the SDO spacecraft during perihelion.

For a movie version of the view below by…

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3 thoughts on “Comet ISON | New SOHO Spacecraft Views

    1. Jim in IA Post author

      Thank you very much, Frank. We enjoyed that music video. Simple Gifts was the song used in our wedding. It has always been a favorite and a guide for our lives.

      Enjoy the many blessing with your family and friends. You are appreciated and important to many. Some let you know openly. More never say so. But, it is true for them, too.



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