Ran Across This on The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Did you know we have a comet coming the 16th?

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2018’S BRIGHTEST COMET COMES CLOSEST TO EARTH DECEMBER 16

COMET 46P/WIRTANEN VISITS DECEMBER 15-16
Comet 46P/Wirtanen is 2018’s brightest comet and comes closest to Earth on December 15–16, 2018—this weekend! As awesome as they can be, you can’t trust comets. We can always predict where they’ll be, but not how they will react with the Sun’s energy. So, the question is: Will it be an amazing sight or another bust?

For a short background, Comet 46P/Wirtanen is indeed the brightest comet in the night sky, though it’s been too faint to see with the naked eye thus far.  From dark sky sites, however, it could just become naked-eye visible soon as it comes closest to Earth on its 5.4-year-long looping orbit.

PAST COMET SIGHTINGS

  • We’ve had a goodly number of busts, such as comet Ison a few years ago that was touted as “The comet of the Century” but never got bright at all.

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