Comet Leonard's discoverer explains how the unusual object was found
Comet Leonard is on its final tour of Earth's neighborhood, lighting up the night sky for viewers this holiday season. Gregory Leonard, who discovered the comet explains how the comet was first spotted and what skywatchers can expect to see.space.com
Comet Leonard's discoverer shares tips to spot it in the night sky now (before it's gone for good)
Comet Leonard, formally known as Comet C/2021 A1, is headed for a close flyby of Venus on Dec. 17, before leaving our solar system. Gregory Leonard, who discovered the comet in January, shared some tips to spot the night sky object.space.com
See the bright Comet Leonard near Venus in the night sky tonight!
Skywatchers will be treated to a cosmic duet tonight (Dec. 17), as the brightest comet of 2021 and the brightest planet pair up for a night sky double feature. Comet Leonard (Comet C/2021 A1) will be visible from the Northern Hemisphere as it passes near the planet Venus.space.com
Newfound Comet Leonard will blaze into view this year
The newfound comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard) will make its closest approach to Earth on Dec. 12, 2021. And some are no doubt hoping that we might have a December redux with Comet Leonard. Mejorando su aspecto respecto al mes pasado su brillo se ha incrementado a magnitud 18.https://t.co/eTgd4h7jO0Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard on February 12. Guarded optimismThere are a couple of reasons for being optimistic about Comet Leonard brightening up to naked-eye brightness. The newfound comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard) will reach perihelion, its closest point to the sun, on Jan. 3, 2022.space.com