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    Newly-discovered comet might outshine the moon

    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/...30/shiny-comet
    http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2...-well-see?lite

    "A faint glow in the constellation of Cancer should become one of the brightest lights in the sky towards the end of 2013, if astronomers' predictions are correct. Depending on how big that tail gets, it could shine brighter than the full moon in the evenings."

    "How bright? Various estimates have set the brightest magnitude at -10 to -16." In comparison the sun is magnitude -26 and Hale-Bop was -1.

    The only comet I remember seeing was Hale-Bop and was too young to appreciate it. Hopefully this one puts on a spectacular show!

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    Ladies, prepare to have your monthlies go haywire.

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    Can't wait to see this when it happens, problem is, I'll forget it by then. D:

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    Here's hoping.

    It's supposedly its first time through the inner solar system, which bodes well for it being brilliant (though I don't know how they can tell).
    But it comes really close (in astronomical terms) to the Sun, so it will be in danger of breaking up.

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    Awesome!
    Can't wait to see it, i viewed some comet when i was a kid, but was to young to give it much tought.

    Thank you Shyama <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magpai View Post
    Ladies, prepare to have your monthlies go haywire.
    Don't be absurd. Gravity of the moon has no effect on the menstrual cycle. Also, the pull of the moon is virtually the same all the time regardless of how much light shines on it. Gravity doesn't change because more light is shining on the moon. The only possible link to the moon (and it is pure speculation) is for people who live in a place where there is no artificial light at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theWocky View Post
    Don't be absurd. Gravity of the moon has no effect on the menstrual cycle. Also, the pull of the moon is virtually the same all the time. Gravity doesn't change because more light is shining on the moon. The only possible link to the moon (and it is pure speculation) is for people who live in a place where there is no artificial light at night.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...-the-full-moon
    I read that and then translated it into Balki saying, "Don't be ridiculous," which brought a smile to my face.

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