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"One frame, Two comets," a rare view captured by ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky.    Share with your friends!    Two impressive comets will both reach their peak brightness during the next two weeks. Taking advantage of a rare imaging opportunity, both of these comets were captured in the sky together last week over the Atacama desert in South America. More at: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130305.html

"One frame, Two comets," a rare view captured by ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky. Share with your friends! Two impressive comets will both reach their peak brightness during the next two weeks. Taking advantage of a rare imaging opportunity, both of these comets were captured in the sky together last week over the Atacama desert in South America. More at: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130305.html

Sky-watchers in the Southern Hemisphere are currently being treated to the beautiful sight of comet PANSTARRS, which is visible to the naked eye in the early evening. They won’t be hogging all the fun, though, as the comet can be seen starting March 7 from the Northern Hemisphere.    The comet, officially known as C/2011 L4, has been eagerly anticipated by amateur astronomers as it has approached the inner solar system. The icy ball was predicted to brighten significantly as the sun’s hot…

Get Your Camera: Spectacular Comet Views Lighting Up the Night Sky

Two comets appear in this image, taken from Las Campanas observatory Chile in early March. //Get Your Camera: Spectacular Comet Views Lighting Up the Night Sky

Comet Lovejoy was a sight to behold from Earths Southern Hemisphere in late 2011. Here the comet is reflected in the water of Mandurah Esturary near Perth on December 21, 2011. Image Credit: Colin Legg.

Beautiful- Comet Lovejoy was a sight to behold from Earths Southern Hemisphere in late Here the comet is reflected in the water of Mandurah Esturary near Perth on December Image Credit: Colin Legg.

Saturn, Mercury and comet C/2012 S1 credit: Hisayoshi Kato

Saturn, Mercury and comet credit: Hisayoshi Kato

Comets often enliven the night sky, although few grow as large and bright as Comet McNaught. Check out more images from the astrophotography gallery. (photo by: Akira Fujii)

Theories on the structure of comets suggest that any comet could fragment at any time, So it is worth keeping an eye on some of 2014 comets, which have the best chance of reaching naked-eye visibility. Comets that may bring real doom or are.

Comets C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) And C/2011 L4 (Panstarrs) Credit: Juri Beletsky, Observatorio De Las Campanas, Chile - For more on comets, visit www.thesuntoday.org/comets/

Comets C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) And C/2011 L4 (Panstarrs) Credit: Juri Beletsky, Observatorio De Las Campanas, Chile - For more on comets, visit www.thesuntoday.org/comets/

Comet C2011-L4-Panstarrs / April 18th, 2013

Comet C2011-L4-Panstarrs / April 18th, 2013

252P/Linear michael jäger on April 3, 2016 @ Jauerling Austria

michael jäger on April 2016 @ Jauerling Austria

El cometa PanSTARRS desde Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2 de marzo de 2013 | Foto: Carl Gruber

Comet PanSTARRS Carl Gruber photographed the comet Pan-Starrs on March over the city lights of Melbourne, Australia

Comet ISON – November 10th, 2013 vs November 8th, 2013

Comet ISON – November 10th, 2013 vs November 8th, 2013

Comet C/2016 R2 Panstarrs rolando ligustri on January 18, 2018 @ from New Mexico , ITelescope.net

Comet C/2016 R2 Panstarrs rolando ligustri on January 18, 2018 @ from New Mexico , ITelescope.net

Astronomers are excited about a sungrazing comet discovered late in 2012. For a short time, it might become as bright as a full moon. That’ll be around the time of its perihelion – or closest approach to the sun – on November 28, 2013.

Comet C/ISON was imaged with the Hubble Space telescope on April 10 using the Wide Field Camera when the comet was 394 million miles from Earth.

Comet PanSTARRS (C/2016 R2)

Comet PanSTARRS (C/2016 R2)

The great comet of 1881, observed on June 26, 1:30 A.M., by French artist and astronomer Étienne Léopold Trouvelot

Étienne Léopold Trouvelot’s Stunning 19th-Century Astronomical Drawings of Celestial Objects and Phenomena

The Great Comet, Trouvelot, E., The Trouvelot astronomical drawings

Sweeping slowly through the constellation Hercules, Comet Garradd (C2009/P1) passed with about 0.5 degrees of globular star cluster M92

Comet Garradd passed on Feb Pushed out by the pressure of sunlight, the dust tail tends to trail the comet along its orbit while the ion tail, blown by the solar wind, streams away from the comet

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