“You never know what a pristine comet might do..”

It’s not looking likely here, but should you have clear skies tonight you’ll be treated to the biggest brightest full moon of the year – yes it’s time for another perigee moon. Hopefully the skies will be clear in February when Comet Lulin passes closest to the Earth [on 24th] and should be dimly visible. But as SpaceWeather says

Surprises are possible. The hyperbolic orbit of Comet Lulin suggests this could be the comet’s first visit to the inner solar system. How it will react to increasing sunlight is anyone’s guess. Stay tuned for updates in the weeks ahead.

In the meantime, a musical interlude.. All together now.. “I saw Lon Chaney walking with the Queen..”


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