Comet Hale-Bopp, the Great Comet of 1997, was quite a sight.
above photograph taken on 1997 April 6,
Comet Hale-Bopp was imaged from the
Indian Cove Campground in the
Joshua Tree National Park in
A flashlight was used to momentarily illuminate foreground rocks in this six minute exposure.
An impressive blue
ion tail was visible above a sunlight-reflecting white
Comet Hale-Bopp remained visible to the unaided eye for over a year before returning to the outer Solar System and fading.
As Comet ISON
approaches the Sun
enthusiasts around the Earth are waiting to see if its
will become even more spectacular than those displayed by Comet Hale-Bopp.
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