Mariano Ribas
Image taken:
Dec. 24, 2011
Rawson, a rural small town, 150 kilometers West of Buenos Aires, Argentina
It was one of the most extraordinary astronomical moments in my life: this morning twilight, I not only saw the giant and ghostly Lovejoy´s tail (some 25º long) hanging in the southeast sky, but also I saw the ISS very close to it. It was amazing and I was very excited. Fortunately I could take this image with my digital camera mounted on a tripod. In that moment I imagined the station´s astronauts seeing the comet from space, at the same time as me in Argentina.
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