Two Comets to Pass Close to Earth in Early October
As mentioned before in previous blogs, Comet Elenin will pass close to Earth in six weeks or so. We had previously talked about the theories out there with this comet. To read them, please click here and here.
For even better treat, on Oct. 7, Comet Honda will brighten to a magnitude 5 in the constellation Leo and favor a horizon view before sunrise for Northern sky observers.
That is not all, Comet Honda will join Comet Elenin, and both will be visible on that morning in the same wide field of view in binoculars and camera lenses, a rare treat with two comets at once! You should be able to get some spectacular photos of this event. I will have to remind you as we get closer to the event so that you can post some pictures for me.
Comet Honda is Shown (Bright Object in the Center of the Photo)
Please join the AccuWeather.com Astronomy fanpage by clicking here. You can leave your comments there, as well, and be part of a community where discussions on this or any other astronomy subject take place. We are now over 1,750 likes on Facebook and recently the growth has been rapid. With your help we will get to 2,000 soon. Tell your friends about this site and blog and weigh in on some exciting issues. We encourage open discussion and will never criticize any idea, and no negative conversation will be allowed.