Comet Linear, Ever-morphing
With the advent of Spring, a new comet appeared in our Northern skies, a green gem that has behaved in an unexpected manner. Comet Linear 252/P has been shining in our skies at an order of a magnitude brighter than expected by astronomers.
Comet Linear has been discovered by the Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid research center that specialises in finding asteroids that might be a threat to civilisation on Earth. As the comet passed perihelion, it started to climb up our early morning Northern skies.
In the below photo, taken from the dark skies of Kfardebian, Lebanon; Comet Linear appears in the Ophiucus constellation, brighter than most structures of the Milky Way.
To more clear skies!
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