Comet Lovejoy Peaks Mid-January: Here's How to Trace it in the Night Sky

January 9, 2015 6:03 AM

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Comet Lovejoy, or C/2014 Q2, will peak in mid-January and it will be visible in the night sky throughout the month.

The comet was discovered by Terry Lovejoy, an Australian amateur astronomer, in August 2014. At a distance of 43.6 million miles, or 70.2 million kilometers, the comet was closest to the Earth on Jan. 7. The bright green comet has been visible on many nights during this month and astronomers predict...

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