Astro-photographer Chris Schur captured this view of Comet 41P / Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák on March 23, 2017 utilizing a 10-inch Orion Astrograph telescope
Credit score: Chris Schur / www.schursastrophotography.com
A vivid inexperienced kite will make its closest strategy to Earth tonight (March 31-April 1). Though some folks name it the " Kite of the Innocents" "That is no joke.You’ll be able to see the comet's shut strategy on a stay webcast from Slooh's on-line observatory tonight.
Slooh astronomers will likely be concentrating on their telescopes at Comet 41P / Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák immediately (March 31) beginning at eight:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT April 1). You’ll be able to watch the live stream on Slooh.com .
The closest strategy of the comet will happen at eight:34 p.m. EDT (0034 GMT on April 1) and can take it at a distance of 14 million miles (22 million kilometers) from Earth. With a small telescope or a great pair of binoculars you possibly can see for your self – or you possibly can benefit from the view of Slooh telescopes within the Canary Islands.
"Take a break from a day of jokes and jokes and revel in protection of a comet that solely travels across the solar each 5.5 years," Slooh's representatives stated in a press release. "This nearer strategy would be the closest encounter with Earth for greater than a century."
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