When Can Duluth See the Pan-STARRS Comet?
The comet will be trekking across the skies for the next few days and can be seen by the naked eye, NASA says.
Duluth skywatchers, there's good news. The Comet 2011 L4, better known as Pan-STARRS, will be visible for new few days.
The coment is a true astrological rarity, because it is visible to the naked eye, something that occurs only once every 5 to 10 years, according to NASA.
According to Amy Mainzer, the principal investigator of NASA’s NEOWISE mission, “There is a catch to viewing comet Pan-STARRS…a relatively unobstructed view to the southwest at twilight and, of course, some good comet-watching weather.”
NASA says that Pan-STARRS should still be visible through the end of the month, but it will be tougher to see (even with binoculars or most home telescopes) as March ends.
While this comet viewing opportunity is rare, Mainzer said on the NASA website that comet ISON may become a “spectacular naked-eye comet later this fall.”
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