How to Find Comet Lovejoy, the New Year's Comet

December 30, 2014 9:11 PM

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Comet Lovejoy is being dubbed the New Year's comet, and it can be seen in the skies above North America through the end of December and beginning of January.

Lovejoy is known to astronomers as Comet C/2014 Q2, and it is currently shining with a brightness measured at a magnitude of five. This makes the astronomical body about as bright as the dimmest stars seen from Earth with the naked eye. By January, Comet Lovejoy is expected to brighten to magnitude ...

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