Meet 2018’s brightest comet


Have you heard about comet 46P/Wirtanen? It’s due to pass closest to our sun and Earth in December 2018. Comet Wirtanen is the brightest comet in the night sky now, visible not with the eye alone, but to astronomers with telescopes and binoculars. In December 2018, comet Wirtanen might indeed become visible to the eye, at least from dark locations. Wirtanen’s closest approach to the sun will be December 12, 2018, and its closest approach to Earth is just a few days later, on December 16. You’ll find some charts, and info on how to see it, READ MORE

Jennie Wadsworth