Monday, February 06, 2017
Green Comet Approaches Earth
Source - Space Weather News for Feb. 6, 2017: http://spaceweather.com
GREEN COMET APPROACHES EARTH: This week, a small green comet named "45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova" (45P for short) is approaching Earth for one of the closest comet flybys of the Space Age. On the nights around Feb. 11th, Comet 45P will be an easy target for binoculars and small telescopes, revealing itself in eyepieces as an emerald colored fuzzball. Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com for sky maps and to find out what makes this little comet so green.