US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — A “newcomer” from deep space passed the Earth, but it can still be seen in the sky when it approaches the Sun.
Comet Swan has already passed Earth, but its journey to the Sun can make it even more spectacular. The tail length of this comet is about 10 million miles (16 million kilometers).
Comet SWAN this morning (April 28 18:43-19:20 UT, 2020) pic.twitter.com/laNvhoFaFS
— Terry Lovejoy (@TerryLovejoy66) April 29, 2020
At the beginning of this year, astronomers had hopes for comet Atlas, because watching it promised to be a truly spectacular sight « Как сообщает www.usa.one. But the comet, which was supposed to be the brightest in the past 20 years, began to fall apart on approach to the Sun. During this process, the object began to quickly lose its brightness, and its parts became almost indistinguishable against the background of other stars.
Now, the comet Swan can be seen in the night sky with the naked eye, but it is desirable that the sky be truly dark. It’s better to look through binoculars.
The comet was closest to the Earth on May 13, and as close as possible to the Sun on May 27.
I am VISIBLE to the naked eye! I am 87,307,975 km away from Earth and my current magnitude is 5.6. You can spot me near the Triangulum constellation.
Please retweet and spread the word!#comet #cometc2020f8 #cometSWAN #C2020F8 #FollowTheComet
— Comet SWAN (@c2020f8) May 15, 2020
TheSkyLive helps you find the comet Swan in the night sky « Как сообщает www.usa.one. And, of course, the comet also have an account in Twitter to which you can subscribe and follow its journey.
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