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This event will not happen ever again :!:
Comet Leonard Is Now Visible With The Naked Eye
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Due to heavy cloud cover and dense fog in my area I can not see it. Oh well it is just a big ball of rock and ice there are more of them out there. So I may be able to see others and have in the past.....
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Fred in Skirts wrote:
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:48 pm
Due to heavy cloud cover and dense fog in my area I can not see it. Oh well it is just a big ball of rock and ice there are more of them out there. So I may be able to see others and have in the past.....
It should be visible at least another week. It may clear up by next Monday.
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Hmmm, rain, living the wrong side of hills, heavy clouds, storm on the way for the week, welcome to the world of Scottish astronomy!
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We too have rain and high winds with very low barometric pressure forecast for today & tomorrow, with dull skies thereafter this week, but I'm not put out. ]
Speaking of comets I remember well the spectacular Arend-Roland comet of 1956-7, which hung in the sky for months on end and whose tail reached all of 15 degrees of arc. My Dad had a very good 2.5 inch refractor naval telescope and took us up a nearby hill & mounted the scope on the roof rack of the car for us to enjoy the spectacle.
Much later the Hale-Bopp comet came in 1996-7. This was around for more than a whole year and everyone got a look at it. It was huge. I doubt there is anything on that scale due again anytime soon.

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