The skies above

Check this out, this a comet whose atomosphere is now bigger than the sun. How neat is that. This comet has “exploded” and is giving off a ton of dust and rock and it’s only expanding. That means it’s visible by the naked eye, at least until the moon comes back.

Holmes is still visible to the naked eye as a fuzzy star anytime after dark, high in the northeast sky. You can find it by using this sky map. It is faintly visible from cities, and from dark country locations is truly remarkable.

“Right now, in a dark sky it appears as a very noticeable circular cloud,” said Joe Rao, SPACE.com’s Skywatching Columnist. Rao advises looking for the comet this weekend, before the moon becomes more of a factor. The comet will likely diminish in brightness yet remain visible for the next two to three weeks, he said.

SPACE.com via Yahoo!

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