Lost from view

Posted: December 2, 2007 in Comet 17/P Holmes, Observing

As astronomers worldwide are reporting the comet 17/P Holmes to be no longer visible to the naked eye, those who live in darker sites are finding themselves lucky to see the comet more beautiful than ever. It is looking fairly beautiful with its tail, when you observe from any darker sites far from city lights. It could be the outskirts of Kathmandu city, or any village around the country. The comet is now a little higher than Mirphak, best seen with binoculars or backyard telescopes from any city in the northern hemisphere. As the size of the comet has increased so drastically, it has been the largest object in the Solar System for a while.

Spaceweather.com is still reporting on this comet. Find its pictures there.


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