There’s a new comet in the morning sky: 3 amateur astronomers discover bright new comet that has quadrupled in brightness over the past few days

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There’s a new comet in the morning sky. Discovered just last week by three amateur astronomers, Comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto (C/2018 V1) has quadrupled in brightness over the past few days. “It is now glowing like a fuzzy 8th magnitude star in the constellation Virgo,” reports Michael Jäger of Turmkogel, Austria, who photographed it on Nov. 11th:

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A new comet has been discovered last week by three amateur astronomers. Photo by Jäger

The discovery of a comet by amateur astronomers is a rare event nowadays because robotic Near-Earth-Object search programs usually catch them first,” he says. “My special congratulations to the three discoverers.

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Comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto (C/2018 V1) has quadrupled in brightness over the past few days. Photo by Jäger

Comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto appears to be a first-time visitor to the inner solar system. It is plunging toward the sun on nearly-parabolic orbit that will take it just inside the orbit of Mercury. Closest approach to the sun (0.38 AU) is on Dec. 3-4; closest approach to Earth (0.67 AU) is Nov. 27th.

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The new Comet is plunging toward the sun on nearly-parabolic orbit that will take it just inside the orbit of Mercury. via JPL NASA

Fresh comets like this one are notoriously unpredictable. They can surge in brightness, seeming to promise a spectacular display, when suddenly they fizzle as fragile deposits of ice are exhausted by solar heat.

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Comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto appears to be a first-time visitor to the inner solar system. Photo by Jäger

No one knows if Comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto will even become a naked eye object. At the moment it is an easy target for backyard telescopes with the promise of … mystery.

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  1. I’ve found an interesting observation video of Camp Fire in Paradise, CA. He observed an initial explosion before the FIRE spread. There was an explosion before the FIRE! Do you remember Oprah Winfrey said there was an explosion on the mountain side just before Montecito FIRE burnt many houses in the end of the last year? Then in the beginning of this year, they had mud slide because of the torrential rain. These explosions just before FIRE spread is really mysterious. Were these explosions from Reptilian Secret Underground Bases.

    On his video, he also observed all the looking like clouds were moving opposite way to the smoke of FIRE. Were they really clouds? Those might be spaceships from Galactic Federation of Light. At the same time, some spots of mountain sides near the FIRE got some high heat detected in the radar. He suspected heat from volcanoes? Those heat might be the result of Reptilian Secret Mountain Bases cleaning up by Galactic Federation of Light. What I can tell is there is always reason to be burnt down just like Sodom and Gomorrah FIRE.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DXJJXsN7Z4

  2. Im wondering if all of these “natural disasters” are from the return of the “sun”. Ancient texts tells us the return brings destruction to our planet. They have noticed a large gravitational force entering our solar system. It even changed the poles on Jupiter. If you use google sky and look at the constellation Virgo you will see a large bright red and blue object “between her legs” that is blocked out by the government. Revelations 12 anyone? It is my guess that this large object is disrupting the gravitational force of our planet causing mass flooding earthquakes volcanoes and the land masses being torn apart.

    https://www.google.com/sky/

    You can only see it if you turn on the infrared on google sky. If you didn’t know red suns give off infrared light only. That sort of light cannot be seen by the naked human eye. Also red sun’s planets must remain very close to the sun itself to receive any warmth. In ancient sumeria it shows a star in the sky with 7 planets around it very close. Most of all systems in the galaxies are binary, why would ours be any different. It makes you wonder if it was lost in translation. The return of the son for judgement was not “son” but SUN.
    It would explain the continuous mass extinction events that happen on earth.

  3. Woolsey fire radioactive risk: Health fears as Woolsey Fire rips through nuclear site
    http://marygreeley.com/?p=77685

    Nov 13, 2018 – The Woolsey Fire has burned at least 91,000 acres and destroyed around 370 structures, according to the latest Cal Fire update. And now the ragong blaze has torn through a former nuclear site, sparking health fears. The Santa Susana Field Laboratory is located in the California hills between Chatsworth and Simi Vally.

    The nuclear research facility survived a partial meltdown in 1959, which was one of the worst nuclear accidents in the USA’s history.

    Radioactive emissions were deliberately released into the nearby areas in order to prevent a nuclear explosion from happening.

    However, this resulted in high rates of cancer and chronic illnesses among children for many decades afterwards.

  4. “A God sent fox” saved a man in scorched Paradise, California

    “58-year-old Woodcox said he was in a Jeep ahead of the other vehicles and ran when the flames overtook them.”

    “He said he followed a fox to a path down a steep embankment, and he survived by submerging himself in a stream for nearly an hour.”
    http://marygreeley.com/?p=77668

    A miracle can happen to God approved good people because they are protected by God.

  5. Thousands Of Evacuees From Camp Fire Come To Grips With Losing Everything
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_yw16NdSdg

    Generous donations are really appreciated by those evacuees, but not by Red Cross or some other non-profit organizations. I saw an article today that those organizations in the fire affected area stopped accepting donations from people because they believe those donations are “useless”. Anything can be useful to some people. Especially warm blankets and jackets. Please make sure those donating items are clean and usable right away.

    • Now I just reminded that Red Cross or some other non-profit organizations want ONLY cash and gift cards.

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