Friday, January 9, 2015

Tonight's Sky for January 9: Brightening Comet Lovejoy

Over the past few weeks, there has been a brightening visitor to out night sky: Comet C/2014Q2, better known as Comet Lovejoy. The good news: as is being reported by astronomers (both pro and amateur) all over the world, Comet Lovejoy has brightened into the realm of naked eye visibility, namely around -4 magnitude, which is around the naked eye limit from most suburban locations. To help find the comet, consult this handy finder chart

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