Comet McNaught Biggest Comet Ever Measured

By Nataly Teplitsky, Epoch Times
June 16, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

This image of Comet Mcnaught was taken on June 6. It is visible to the naked eye this month.  (Jose Francisco Hernandez/Altamira Observartory)
This image of Comet Mcnaught was taken on June 6. It is visible to the naked eye this month. (Jose Francisco Hernandez/Altamira Observartory)
Comet McNaught (C/2009 R1) was discovered by Australian astrophysicist Robert McNaught about a year ago. It can be observed in the northern hemisphere. Usually large comets could be viewed only with binoculars or a telescope. But this new comet is getting brighter and brighter so it can be viewed in June 2010 with the naked eye from dark skies, according to Paul A. Heckert, Astronomy Examiner.

The Comet McNaught is moving from the constellation Andromeda into the constellation Perseus. The comet is the sun-orbiting iceberg melting on its way through the cosmos. Its green atmosphere and long ‘tail’ stretching over million miles through the space could be seen in late June, before sunrise, and in early July, after sunset.

Astronomy magazine Senior Editor Richard Talcott said that a comet this bright isn't something that happens all the time.

Do not miss a wondrous cosmic ‘guest’ passing by our planet!

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