Comet 41P's Approach



Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini–Kresák is only two weeks from closest approach to Earth and less than a month from perihelion...and in a very observable part of the sky. NOT a naked eye object, but an easy target for backyard telescopes. Tonight it is between the feet of the Great Bear. See if you can spot the faint fuzzy green comet! This comet is known for occasionally flaring, otherwise it is about magnitude 8, moving rapidly night to night heading toward the pointer stars of the Big Dipper.


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