‘Naught bru!

We went above Camp’s Bay last night to witness this spectacular spectacle: McNaught’s comet. After keeping my eyes peeled for a while, it appeared out of nowhere, just after 20h30. Yet it was huge against the sky. It eclipsed the moon by many degrees, if you’ll pardon the pun.

Comets are ancient, but still move flippin’ fast, hey!

It would have made for a rather romantic date, but we had the kids along. This morning they woke up all excited, talking about the fire engines they had seen whizzing by…

Jody did ask about something he called “veeshis” last night. I figured out finally that he was thinking of Venus.

Here is a picture of the comet:

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Pretty, hey?

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