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2018 Geminid Meteor Shower, Bright Comet Team for Super Sky Show

This composite image, taken during the summit of the Geminid meteor shower in 2014, includes more than 100 meteors. NASA / MSFC / Danielle Moser December is a month when dedicated Skywatchers have to sacrifice comfort to absorb beauty. As the winter cold hits much of the northern hemisphere, the reliable Geminid meteor shower peaks in the middle of the …

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Geminid meteor shower and bright comet make for a super-sky show

This composite image, taken during the summit of the Geminid meteor shower in 2014, includes more than 100 meteors. NASA / MSFC / Danielle Moser December is a month when dedicated Skywatchers have to sacrifice comfort to absorb beauty. As the winter cold hits much of the northern hemisphere, the reliable Geminid meteor shower peaks in the middle of the …

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So you see the brightest comet of the year

SALT LAKE CITY – Stargazers will be able to remember one of the brightest comets in the next few days. The Comet 46P, also called Wirtanen, will pass next to the Sun and pass closest to Earth on December 16, according to Joe Bauman, coordinator for the Utah Astronomy Club. "This time, comets are extremely close to Earth," Bauman said. …

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The brightest comet of the year 2018 is due to pass the Earth in December

Comet 46P / Wirtanen, which passes the Earth every 5.4 years, was one of three comets that Carl Wirtanen discovered in 1948 at the Lick Observatory in California. According to Space.com, this orbit will be one of the comet's closest orbits since the 1950s. Comets are "loosely bound masses of ice, dust and rocks". The central core of the structure …

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The brightest comet of the year 2018 is due to pass the Earth in December

Receive the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 9, 2018 / 8:07 PM GMT By Angel Torres Stargazers have something special to look forward to this Christmas season: the brightest comet of the year 2018 will come closest to Earth on December 16th , [19659006DerKomet46P/Wirtanenderalle54TheyearthedevelopedthanoneonetheCarlWirtanen1948AttheLick-ObservatoryinCaliforniaSpacecomdiscoveredthisOrbitbecauseofthemthefirstofthefiftiesofthenearestCirclesfortheMarnet Comets are "loosely bound masses of ice, dust, and rock." The central core of the structure is …

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"Christmas Comet" will be the brightest comet of the year

Reception of comet 46P / Wirtanen on December 2, 2018. The comet will pass the Earth on December 16th. (Photo: NASA) Just before Christmas, Earth will have a close encounter with a comet that will be the brightest comet of the year. Comet 46P / Wirtanen, the "Christmas comet," will make a tight pass on Earth on December 16, according …

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