Christmas Comet: The star of Bethlehem can be seen with the naked eye. We explain when and where to look
Christmas tail star Leonard, visible to the naked eye for a whileOver time, as has often happened in recent years, The Christmas comet Or, as you wish, Star of Bethlehem. His name is not Santa Claus, but rather it is Leonard.
The name was given by its inventor, a Astronomer In January of this year, it was identified from Mount Lennon Observatory Arizona.
These days Leonard Flies in our sky at a time Crazy speed For this kind of space body. Suppose it travels at a speed of about 71 km per second.
Do you see the eye? The answer is yes, But be careful, Only for a while And in the absence of practically clear skies and lights! The comet, in fact On Sunday, December 12, it reached the point “closest” to Earth Now it will disappear from our hemisphere in great progress.
Where, when, and how to look? Well, thanks to a definite weather that gives calm and clear nights in most parts of Italy, you can notice the comet. Before the sunrise, From 5.30 to 6.30, using a telescope (optimal choice) or with the naked eye: we must see Northeast, Just below the galaxy Boats (Cowherd) whose main star Arturo. This galaxy is common in the summer sky Near the horizon.
Best place to look for it: Definitely not in the city, but on a completely dark beach or in the open.
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