Last Chance to C/2006 P1

Comet McNaught

Comet McNaught is visible for the next few nights in the Northern Hemisphere.

Here is a pretty good photo of it as taken from the University of Leicester campus

It’s the brightest comet to be seen in the last 30 years. Don’t expect to see it again though – with an eccentricity of 1.00003, the orbit of McNaught is taking one swing past the sun and is off in to the wide black yonder, so get out and see it while you can!

If you’re in the British Isles, and you look W – WSW at about 5pm (and the skies are clear), you should be able to see it.

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