Brightest comet of 2018 to pass the closest to Earth in December
17 Décembre, 2018, 14:10 | Auteur: Therese Cote
The last time that a bright comet graced Arizona skies was back in 1997 with the passage of comet Hale-Bopp.
According to Astronomy Ireland, a "Christmas comet" is due to pass unusually close to Earth, right in time for the festive celebrations. Just four days later, on December 16, a second webcast will show the comet's closest approach to Earth, when it will pass an estimated 7,199,427 miles (11,586,350 kilometers) away from our planet.
What is rare is how close this comet will be to Earth. It is also known as the Christmas comet because of the month in which it shows up.
This is when the comet will be at its closest and brightest for those living on the Emerald Isle. After the 1950s, this will be the first comet pass the closest to Earth and will be visible to the naked eyes.
Still, it won't be easy to spot without the help of a telescope or binoculars. The diameter of the comet is 0.68 miles, which means that it is 1/10 of the size of Halley's Comet.
For thousands of years, the night sky has been a place of entertainment and guidance. Comets are nothing but loosely bound masses of dust, ice and rocks. It was discovered in 1948 by Carl Wirtanen at California's Lick Observatory.
Every 5.4 years, the comet 46P/Wirtanen orbits the Sun, swinging through Earth's skies on its way. From this moment on, its orbit is only getting farther and farther away, making this mid-December a little extra special for stargazers everywhere.
For more information on when and where you can catch the Christmas Comet in the sky over Montreal, head over to TimeAndDate.com, where you can check visibility at different times for different locations.
For the best chance of a sighting, head to high ground away from light pollution. Instead, it will probably look more like a fuzzy ball of light, which could prove very hard to see in a light-polluted sky.
Since it was first discovered, the comet has been observed nearly every year, but is tricky to spot due to its orbit resulting in it being faint, even with large telescopes.
Jason Meyers is a part-time meteorologist and big-time fan of looking up.
After 22 matches without losing, we were still only fifth and that is because of the levels of the other teams'. Good news for Koscielny, good performance in 90 minutes. "Xhaka played well, Lichtsteiner played well".
The referee warned Lupesoliai to watch the height of his body blows three times, but Flores didn't think that was enough. But that's a fight that can wait, letting it stew will only increase it's homely flavour.
The Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis reportedly agreed to allow the U.N.to play a "leading role" in Hodeida. Houthi-run Al Masirah TV said coalition warplanes had launched two strikes on Ras Isa city north of Hodeida.
Eric Dier has had surgery to remove his appendix and is expected to return to training in January, Tottenham have announced. The England worldwide received immediate treatment and is not expected to return to training until January.
The Bears' creative offense gave the Packers a number of problems in the opening two quarters, while Green Bay's offense was flat. The Packers haven't lost at Soldier Field since 2010, but this is much better Bears team than we've seen in recent years.
The video does not show the initial encounter but does show Tommy Hawk body-slamming the man and getting in a couple of punches. The Chicago Blackhawks team mascot was caught on camera bodyslamming a hockey fan after a post-game run-in.
Robinhood says it will pay 3% interest on funds in checking and savings, which are technically cash management accounts. If you deposit money for any other objective , it is not protected, " said Stephen Herback, CEO of SIPC.
She will warn that another referendum would also "further divide our country at the very moment we should be working to unite it". That process requires the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on March 29, whether a withdrawal deal is in place or not.
Ecrans des iPhone X, XS et XS Max
Sur les images en question, Apple "cache " l'encoche en utilisant un fond d'écran qui est noir sur la partie supérieure. LiPhone 8 aurait un écran de meilleure qualité que les iPhone X , XS et XS Max.
Canelo outclasses Fielding by third-round TKO
Many of them criticized the level of Alvarez's opponent, with one poster suggesting Fielding was only there to collect a paycheck. It was no contest from the start as Alvarez unleashed a relentless body attack Fielding couldn't withstand.
Ukraine to Establish Independent Orthodox Church
Since the revolution, Russian Federation has annexed Crimea from Ukraine and fomented a conflict near the two nations' border. A Ukrainian national flag flutters in the wind as people gather to support independent Ukrainian church near the St.