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View of "Christmas" Comet Wirtanen Captured

This 120 second image of the comet was taken on Dec. 2 by an iTelescope 50mm refractor located at an observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico. The strip below the comet was created by a rocket body (upper stage) that ran through the telescope's field of view during exposure. Credit: NASA (BIVN) – Astronomers have observed the historic flyby of Comet …

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News – Head Up! The bright comet Wirtanen flies past Earth on Sunday

OUTSIDE THE WORLD | Earth, space and everything in between – a daily journey through weather, space and science with meteorologist / science journalist Scott Sutherland Scott Sutherland Meteorologist / science journalist Sunday, December 16, 2018, 13:59 – Autumn Skywatchers were treated this season with a series of meteor showers culminating in the "Rock Comet" Geminids, but watch out for …

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Comet 46P / Wirtanen: When and where to see the 2018 'Christmas Comet'

Comet 46P / Wirtanen, dubbed the "Christmas Comet" by many in the media and few in science, wants to make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday, December 16, and under the right circumstances, you might even be able to see The comet's closest approach will be 7.1 million miles, 30 times the distance to the moon. Its visual magnitude …

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Comet 46P / Wirtanen Passing the Earth

If you're a keen observer of the night sky, you've probably heard that the brightest comet of 2018 passes near this month. This is an exciting event. Although he is not the most impressive comet in terms of brightness, he can enjoy everyone. The best part is that we will have some clear nights ahead of us that are ideal …

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See it! Pictures of Comet 46P / Wirtanen | The today's picture

<! – -> Jack Fusco Photography in California wrote: "Hello EarthSky! I'm so excited to show my first photo of comet 46P / Wirtanen. We took our boxer Kona to the Anza Borrego desert and came home with a new family photo. 🙂 I also shared some behind-the-scenes and outtakes on my blog. "Great photo and thanks for the photo …

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