Saturday, March 09, 2013
Bright Comet Pan-STARRS Update
Source - Space Weather News for March 9, 2013: http://spaceweather.com
BRIGHT COMET: This weekend, bright Comet Pan-STARRS is making a close approach to the sun inside the orbit of Mercury where fierce solar heat is helping the comet reach naked-eye visibility. Observers in the northern hemisphere are making their first sightings now as the comet emerges from solar glare low in the western sky after sunset. Soon, the comet could be widely visible to casual sky watchers--no telescope required. Visit http://spaceweather.com for images, sky maps and observing tips.