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Space Science

Brightest Comet In Decades Now Visible 35

Posted by kdawson
from the dust-off-the-binoculars dept.
mlimber writes "Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1), the brightest comet in decades, is currently visible to the naked eye in the early evening and early morning sky for the northern hemisphere. The northern latitudes have the best view, but it can be seen even in the southern hemisphere during the day with the right equipment. Another image is available as NASA's astronomy picture of the day." Here is a graphic of the comet's evening location from 40 degrees north latitude.
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Brightest Comet In Decades Now Visible

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  • Wonderful.... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Eggplant62 (120514) on Tuesday January 09, 2007 @01:34PM (#17525350)
    Unfortunately, no one's perfected that device where I can wipe the clouds out of the sky so I might be able to see this event from where I call home, in the Detroit area. It's been cloudy here for the last four or five days running, so much so that it precludes viewing the comet at all. Once it does clear, the light pollution pretty much drowns out any possibility of seeing anything other than the moon in the sky. Yuk, I hate living in a heavily-populated northern clime.

fortune: cpu time/usefulness ratio too high -- core dumped.