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Have you ever seen a bright comet with your naked eyes? The last one of any note was Comet Hale-Bopp way back in 1997, but it’s possible the northern hemisphere is about to get a view of an all-new celestial guests as Comet Atlas brightens.
What is Comet Atlas?
Officially called C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), it’s a is a near-parabolic comet that was discovered by the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) survey on December 28, 2019, which made it the last comet discovery of that year. It’s possibly a fragment of Comet Wilmot, also known as C/1844 Y1 and the Great Comet of 1843.
originally posted by: kloejen
a reply to: Phage
Depends on your view i guess
Comets also have been considered both good and bad omens. Halley's Comet was a "bad omen" for King Harold II of England but a "good omen" for William the Conqueror.