On Monday 9th May 2016 the planet Mercury will transit across the Sun. This event will be visible from the America’s, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, most and of Asia. From start the finish the transit lasts around 7 hours so plenty of time to catch it unless it’s overcast all day! [Read more…]
After Comet 252P Linear’s Closest approach on Monday, its much fainter companion is making an even closer encounter with Earth on Tuesday 22nd. Discovered much more recently than its bigger brother, 2016 BA14 will flyby at a distance of just 9 lunar distances, or 2.1 million miles. This makes it the second closest approach of any comet in history (the last being this close was way back in 1770). [Read more…]
On March 21st, Comet 252p/Linear will make a close approach to Earth at a distance of only 0.036AU (33.5 Million Miles). This makes it the 5th closest cometary approach to Earth on record! Normally a dim comet, Linear’s rapid brightening has surprised everyone’s expectations. It is now an easy target for backyard telescopes and binoculars on the edge of naked eye visibility.
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