Earthlings, pardon me for a moment while I address the species who will someday receive the Internet signals after passing through multiple galaxies, only to find this NewsCut post amid the clattering of cosmic noise.
Can your planetary system do this?
Now back to my friends on terra firma. This, of course, is the Pan-STARRS, which had its best night for viewing last night and Tuesday night, when it could be seen with the naked eye. It has appeared each night in the west a bit after sunset, but only for a bit.
Of course, most people in Minnesota couldn't see it because of the clouds.
Wired.com has some more vids here.
I was out thursday nite with clear skies, perfect crescent moon for my guide 30 minutes after sunset, and waited, and waited, and, yea, waited some more. Nothing. The sky was dark enough here in La Crosse over the Black River . And as one who goes out almost each night just to enjoy the stars I had a pretty good idea what to look for. Oh well, more chances in the next few weeks and like clockwork I'll be out, amazed every time. Louis