Comet Lovejoy Will Return Only After 8,000 Years

January 25, 2015 8:32 PM

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Comet Lovejoy, which was visible to the naked eye for the final time on Saturday the 24th, will not be visible to the naked eye for the next 8,000 years.

Astronomers and observatories had encouraged eager star gazers to watch the C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy for the past few weeks, when it was visible to the naked eye. Comet Lovejoy is set apart from all the other comets, because of its unique green and fuzzy light. The “fuzzy little cotton ball of light that d...

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