A Lightshow Worth Freezing Your Ass Off Over

The super bright Comet McNaught loses its tail among the Southern Lights during a geomagnetic storm over New Zealand, in this photo from Minoru Yoneto. Comet-hunting requires a good telescope, a "Dobsonian reflector," and the willingness to freeze your ass off for hours. But then occasionally you get amazing photos like this one. There are tons more comet pics over at NightSkyHunter.com. [Night Sky Hunter]