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Comet Lulin is at closest approach tonight February 23, 2009

Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, Comets.
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Look to the East  at about 10:00 PM, Comet Lulin is  just  visible to the naked eye, but easy to see with a pair of binoculars. It is conveniently located near Saturn tonight.  Tomorrow night will be just as good, but since comets move, Lulin will be at a higher altitude from Saturn tomorrow.

Comet Lulin on Feb23, 2009 at 10:00 CST (J Conwell)

Comet Lulin on Feb23, 2009 at 10:00 CST (J Conwell)

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1. Ashley Barnes - February 25, 2009

I live just outside of abilene texas and was fortunate to observe Lulin tonight. I am 25 and this is the first time I have ever seen anything like this! It was amazing!! I could see it from ground level without binoculars but with much better clarity with them. It was beautiful. Our world never ceases to amaze me in all of it’s beauty. I hope to some day again be able to enjoy such a breath taking sight.


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