Space Weather News for Oct. 16, 2014
MARS COMET: This weekend, Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) will make a
historically close approach to Mars. Satellites and rovers will get
an eye-full as the green comet passes less than 140,000 km above the
Red Planet's surface. No one knows what will happen. Possible
side-effects of the flyby include a Martian meteor shower and auroras.
More information and amateur images of the comet approaching Mars
may be found on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com .
Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/