Contrary to popular belief, there are many, many comets in the sky at any given time. The reason we don't see them? Most are too dim to be seen with the eye, others are up during the day, and yet more are very close to the Sun. It was a member of this last variety that was caught by the SOHO satellite diving to its doom on the Sun.
It was during the course of October 10 observations that SOHO, in its daily monitoring of the Sun, got to witness the spectacle that was the comet's suicide dive.
Want to see the comet's death dive? Just go to spaceweather.com (or the October 11 archive) and watch.
Want to do some sky watching in the Cleveland area? As the last part of the puzzle, be sure to keep an eye on the Cleveland weather forecast and, for hour-by-hour cloud predictions, the Cleveland Clear Sky Clock. Live somewhere else? Find a clock and see if it will be clear near you.
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