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« Thread started on: Feb 15th, 2004, 2:56pm »

Spaceweather News for Feb. 15, 2004

Comet C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) is approaching Earth and brightening every day. It's not yet a naked-eye object, but the 7th-magnitude fuzzball is easy to see through backyard telescopes. The comet lies not far from brilliant
Venus in the western sky after sunset.

For the next three months, the comet will continue to brighten as it nears Earth. May 19th is the date of closest approach (0.27 AU). At that time C/2002 T7 might glow brighter than a 1st magnitude star--easily seen with the unaided eye. (Note: there is considerable uncertainty about how bright this object will become.) In May you'll have to be in the southern hemisphere to see it easily. Now is the best time for northern
hemisphere observers to look, before the comet plunges south.

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« Reply #1 on: Feb 19th, 2004, 02:02am »

Hey Jenny. I'm new here. I have just read your post about the comet coming, but, that has been updated, if you listen to Coast to Coast A.M., with George Noory. There are 2 headed our way, but those of us that live in the Northern Hemisphere, will not see them undecided, but the Southern Hemisphere will have a nice view. By for now, Highlander. smiley
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