February 24, 2009

comet lulin

comet lulin (it looks like a little green apostrophe to observers on earth) is going to be passing by planet earth. unlike other comets, for example halley's comet, that you can see every few decades or so, seeing comet lulin is seriously a once in a life time opportunity because after the end of march or so it will keep on traveling further & further away from us. i can't wait to see it tonight! i'm going to try to watch it until i can't see it anymore. here's a map of where & when you can see it in the night sky:
(more about comet lulin from sky & telescope)

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