Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 9, 2021

See Comet Leonard this month

EarthSky reports

A much-anticipated comet – C/2021 A1 (Leonard) – is likely to be 2021’s best comet, and its brightest comet by year’s end. The comet is currently heading sunward, toward its perihelion (closest point to the sun) on January 3, 2022. Comets are typically brightest around perihelion. Comet Leonard has been in the morning sky, and it just passed the beautiful globular star cluster M3. See the photos on this page, and view more at EarthSky Community Photos. This month, Comet Leonard will become visible in the evening sky. All in all, it’s time to look for a comet!

Read more at : EarthSky | Comet Leonard, and its glorious sweep past M3

The San Francisco Chronicle  for Bay Area viewers

The best time to see it is around 4 to 5 a.m. on Dec. 12, just a few hours after the moon sets and when it’s closest to the Earth,

Read more at This comet will pass by only once in our lifetime — here’s how to see it in the Bay Area


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