Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Comet Panstarrs Makes an Appearance

Comet Panstarrs March 12, 2013
Comet Panstarrs has made an appearance in Virginia as well as the rest of the northern hemisphere.  Right now it's pretty difficult to find low in the west.  This was taken about 45 minutes after sunset and very quickly set.

Whether or not you find it, it's a wonderful time to go outdoors and see the night sky.  This week should offer the same type of view but will quickly fade in brightness as it gets a little higher in the sky each night.  With binoculars it should be visible through most of April.

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