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Rare Comet Visible Until Mid-February

By Kevin Northup Feb 1, 2023 | 11:55 AM

The Deep Sky Eye Observatory In Quinan, Yarmouth County (Facebook Photo)

A Yarmouth County man is keeping a close eye on a comet.

Tim Doucette with Deep Sky Eye Observatory in Quinan says it’s now visible with the naked eye for the first time in 50-thousand years.

He says the comet was first discovered last year at an observatory in California.

“If you’re away from the city lights, you can look toward the northeast through the evening, and you should be able to see a little fuzzy ball with a tail, near the Big Dipper,” says Doucette.

Doucette says it will be at its closest to Earth tonight.

You should still be able to see it until around February 10th as it leaves our Solar System.


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