Comet Swan To Be Better Seen.....Soon

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Comet Swan To Be Better Seen.....Soon

Post by Doka » 05-15-2020 12:33 PM

Green-tinged Comet Swan with an 11 million-mile-long tail flies past Earth on its way to the Sun - and you don't need a telescope to see it

▪The comet was discovered in April by an astronomer searching through images
▪The images were captured by the NASA/ESA solar flare monitoring spaceship
▪Swan will be at its brightest point by the end of May if it doesn't break up first

Comet Swan and its 11 million mile long tail will be visible in the night sky from tonight and you may be able to see it with the naked eye, astronomers say.

The ball of ice, discovered in April by astronomer Michael Mattiazzo from Australia, has already passed the Earth but is getting brighter as it approaches the Sun.

It will be best viewed from the southern hemisphere, but those in the northern hemisphere will still be able to see it low on the horizon in the pre-dawn hours.

Swan is currently about 53 million miles from the Earth and is expected to be a 'significant' comet in terms of visibility, according to the European Space Agency.

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