Comet Garradd to make its closeth approach to Earth in March

February 1, 2012SPACEThe star cluster and the comet are both located in the constellation Hercules, high overhead in northern hemisphere skies before sunrise. Sky and Telescope offers a sky map of the comet’s path. Observers with computerized GOTO telescopes can track the comet by plugging in orbital elements from the Minor Planet Center. At the moment, Comet Garradd has an astronomical magnitude of +6.5, invisible to the naked eye but an easy target for backyard telescopes. Forecasters expect it to brighten by a factor of ~2 in the weeks ahead as the comet approaches Earth for a 1.3 AU close encounter in early March. This could be a good time to invest in a Comet Hunter. –Space Weather
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3 Responses to Comet Garradd to make its closeth approach to Earth in March

  1. StXenia says:

    Thank you Alvin! We are all so tiny in the Lord’s hands :). I thought you might also like this article….http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-puzzled-region-outside-solar-system-231423099.html Everything I read confirms our creator.

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  2. yamkin says:

    THIS OBJECT IS VERY CLOSE – 17TH MARCH 2012

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