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A recently discovered comet is making its closest approach to Earth in the next few days and offers anyone with binoculars or a small telescope a chance to see some frozen leftovers of our solar system's making.
Comet Lulin has, as expected, crossed the threshold to naked-eye visibility for people with dark, rural skies. It hovers just inside that envelope of visibility, however, and is not likely visible from cities, where the glare of urban lights can drown out all but the brightest night-sky objects.
"The comet is now naked-eye (if you're out in the country) and is brightening every day as it approaches Earth," said Jack Newton, who has made several photographs of Lulin from his Arizona Sky Village, a residential community committed to pristine natural surroundings and dark skies. "Some feel it will reach maximum brightness on Saturday morning."
Originally posted by RussianScientists
reply to post by Yummy Freelunch
You are too good Yummy Freelunch. You are the one that found out that it was coming in close, I just posted it and got the one whole point. I noticed that Lulin had been posted before, but not like I posted it; obviously they milked Lulin for all it had, lol.
Are you doing any more sky diving, or skin diving by that pirate ship you found that has ghosts?
Originally posted by St Udio
the article tells us the comet id green because of the chemicals in the comet head...
when i had a fireplace going, the presence of copper would make the flames green
does the comet have a lot of copper thats burning off??