1548m 2013/11/30 07:25–07:35 EST Foxmead E window 3 ne
Comet ISON: If many people saw what I saw this morning, we may have many false
reports of comet sightings. I was up at sunrise again this morning, and
was greeted by layers of clouds down close to the horizon. About 10
minutes before sunrise (predicted for 7:35 a.m. here), these clouds were
lit up by the Sun just below the horizon, creating a beautiful pink
I saw one of these during my "dawn patrol" for Comet
McNaught seven years ago, and they actually put my photograph of it on
the cover of the RASC Journal. By the actual time of sunrise, the pillar had
This pillar, as its name implies, was perfectly vertical, while the
comet, had it been visible, would have been at a 45° angle to the
horizon and off to the left of the sunrise point.
All that's left of it is that fan shape above and slightly to the right of the Sun.
Temperature = –4.3°C