Where to Look for Comet Lovejoy Until it Fades from Sight

Viewing Comet Lovejoy from dark skies in Portugal. Credit: Miguel Claro

Viewing Comet Lovejoy with binoculars from dark skies in Portugal on January 11th. Credit: Miguel Claro

I hate to admit it, but our dear comet is fading. Only a little though. As Comet Q2 Lovejoy wends its way from Earth toward perihelion and beyond, it will slowly dim and diminish. With an orbital period of approximately 8,000 years it has a long journey ahead. Down here on Earth, we continue to look up every clear night hoping for yet another look at what’s been a wonderful comet. (…)
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