Trees and houses aren’t the one issues that will likely be lighting up this vacation season — so will the sky.
Comet C/2021 A1 or Comet Leonard, additionally being referred to as the “Christmas Comet,” was detected earlier this 12 months and was at its closest distance from Earth on Dec. 12. The “Christmas Comet” will proceed to be seen all through the United States via the remainder of the 12 months.
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However, consultants are encouraging individuals to seek for it within the evening sky quickly, as it’s going to proceed to grow to be dimmer as the top of December nears and the comet gained’t cross Earth once more for an additional 80,000 years.
“This comet must be seen with a yard telescope or binoculars,” Gordon Johnston, a program govt at NASA Headquarters, informed Accuweather, “and may be visible to the naked eye under very clear and dark observing conditions.”
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