Astronomy: To observe Satan's Comet currently in the sky, all you need is binoculars

Astronomy: To observe Satan's Comet currently in the sky, all you need is binoculars

This comet will be visible in the northern hemisphere until April 21. Then you'll have to wait 70 years to see it again.

It is nicknamed the “Devil's Comet” because of its forked hair: at this moment, the bright, green Comet 2P/Pons-Brooks can be seen from Earth, until April 21. Then it will disappear from our screens for more than 70 years, returning to our skies in 2095.

So don't wait to watch it. In France, it will be especially visible between March 11 and 17, and the days when this Devil's Comet, which is three times the size of Mount Everest, will be brightest are at the end of March, the Huffington Post notes. At these times, they can be observed with the naked eye, but equipping yourself with binoculars or a small telescope will make observing more convenient.

To observe it, simply look towards the northwest, towards the constellation Andromeda. He joined many amateur astronomers who followed its path at night.

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks last night.

This was only 16 minutes of data due to a technical issue.

Got more data tonight to process tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/YiSQ9TGlR0

– Eric Thickat (@EricTheSpaceCat) March 10, 2024

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