Newly Found Comet ATLAS is Getting Brighter Day by Day

Newly Found Comet ATLAS is Getting Brighter Day by Day

For quite a long time, amateur astronomers have been hanging tight for a brilliant, naked-eye comet to pass by Earth — lastly, such an item may have shown up.

The conceivable divine show-stopper is known as Comet ATLAS or C/2019 Y4. At the point when it was found on Dec. 28, 2019, it was a very blackout, however from that point forward, it has been lighting up so quickly that astronomers have high trust in the display it could put on.

In any case, given the dubious idea of comets, skywatchers are additionally being careful not to get their expectations up, realizing that the comet may burn out.

It’s been for a little while since a comet gave skywatchers a decent show, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. In March 2013, Comet PanSTARRS was noticeable just after nightfall, though low in the western sky. In any case, despite the fact that it quickly achieved the first extent with a short, splendid tail, its low height and a bright, sundown sky degraded what in any case would have been a significantly more noticeable article.

Comet Lovejoy in 2011 and Comet McNaught in 2007 both developed into staggering objects, however shockingly, when at their best, they were noticeable just from the Southern Hemisphere.

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Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.

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