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The Comet: Chance to see again and where to look

March 13, 2013 - 04:42 PM
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Missed viewing the pan-STARR comet yesterday? Don't worry. There are more chances to see it.

Here are some great local pictures just after sunset yesterday of the comet panSTARRS.  


From WTOP's Dave Dilldine and from a viewer in Warrenton.


The clouds are clearing so another chance to try and see it again, or for the first time this evening  7:30-7:45.  Here is where to look.   


And another chance Thursday evening.


Thanks to Fred Espenak for the great diagrams.  Fred also created this wonderful timelapse of the comet just after sunset a few days ago in Arizona.

Comet PanSTARRS - The Movie from Fred Espenak on Vimeo.

Fred still calculates all the times of eclipses and is a retired NASA Goddard scientist.  Visit his Mr. Eclipse page for more great astronomical information.  And try and "catch a comet" before clouds and some wet weather this weekend.


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