You probably know him as “Mr. Eclipse” — or maybe as a contributor to Astronomy
magazine, or as a NASA scientist. However you know him, Fred Espenak of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is a key member of the planetary science community.
This morning, Fred sent along the link to a fabulous movie he made of Comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4), currently zipping its way northward, as it set last evening over the Dos Cabezas Mountains in southern Arizona. Learn more about the video in his blog
, and check it out below.
Thanks, Fred — and good luck to everyone viewing Comet PANSTARRS — or, like us in Milwaukee, waiting for a clear sky.
For complete coverage of Comet PANSTARRS, visit www.Astronomy.com/panstarrs.