|Clouds, Comet, and Crescent Moon|
In silhouette against the
colorful evening twilight glow, clouds part in this much
anticipated magic moment.
Comet PanSTARRS peeking into
northern hemisphere skies on March 12.
The comet stands
over the western horizon
after sunset, joined by the thin,
crescent of a day old Moon.
Posing for its own beauty shot, the subtly lit dome of the
4.2 meter William
Herschel Telescope is
perched above cloud banks on the
Canary Island of La Palma.
While PanSTARRS has not quite developed into the spectacular comet
once hoped for, it is still growing
easier to see in the north.
In coming days it will steadily climb north, farther from the Sun into
western evening skies.