Christmas Comet: The star of Bethlehem is visible to the naked eye. We tell you when and where to look
Christmas comet Leonard, visible to the naked eyeOver 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! The comet, in fact Already on Sunday 12 December it will reach the point closest to Earth Then we need to quickly disappear from our hemisphere and move south.
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.
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