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46P/Wirtanen Comet Encounter

December 12, 2018

If early predictions play out, comet 46P/ Wirtanen may brighten enough in December to be spotted easily with the unaided eye. If it does attain naked-eye visibility, it will be the brightest comet seen from the Northern Hemisphere in more than five years. The icy interloper will reach perihelion—its closest approach to the sun—on December 12 and will be traveling through the bright winter constellation Taurus, the bull.

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Date:
December 12, 2018
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Clemson
47°
Mostly Cloudy

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