Comet Panstarrs March 12 and 13

From Providence there’s not going to be much drama, but if we’re really lucky and the weather is clear we may see a smudge in the Western sky just after sunset.

Much more information about comets than the non-astronomer can use is at this excellent site, Waiting for Ison.

Hale-Bopp was visible in my urban sky as a faint glow that I froze my garbanzos to see, and as a horrific weird news story.

If it’s clear I’ll look for Panstarrs over Prospect Park, but likely it won’t be visible over the city skyline– a splendid light show visible every night.

More on Panstarrs with a map of the night sky is here.

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