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But there will likely be two more comets (or a comet and an asteroid) in store for skywatchers in early 2017, NASA said. The first comet of the New Year, called C/2016 U1 NEOWISE, was detected by NASA’s NEOWISE mission in October and will likely be visible from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere during the first week of 2017.
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Did you get a telescope or pair of binoculars under the Christmas tree? If so, you can put them to the test by searching the Eastern sky for a view of a fuzzy comet on or shortly after New Year’s Day.
Dec 29, 2016 · Look to the sky for New Year’s Eve comet. The comet, NASA said, was expected to appear in the western horizon on Dec. 15 and had a bluish-green head by Dec. 21. The comet is a periodic comet, which returns to the inner solar system about every 5 years. Dr. David Reitzel, an astronomical lecturer at Griffith Observatory in California,
Dec 29, 2016 · Even if you’re not a fan of New Year’s Eve fireworks, you’ll have another reason to look to the skies.
Dec 30, 2016 · This comet will zoom by Earth on New Year’s Eve. A comet streaking across the night sky on New Year’s Eve will help welcome in 2017. The comet — called Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková — only comes around about every five years. It won’t be visible to the naked eye for skywatchers looking up at the stars on Saturday night,
The New Year Comet is one of THREE celestial events visible in British skies this weekend. The Lunar Eclipse will be visible from 10.30pm on February 10, peaking at 0.43am on February 11 and ending at 2.52am. While the Snow Moon will be visible from 4.44pm …