Comet Wirtanen, the brightest comet this year, will shine its brightest tomorrow night, December 15th after our Journey to Bethlehem event. 😮
CNN reports that: The "Christmas comet" appears in our sky once every five years as it orbits the sun. It was closest to the sun on December 12. ‘Look towards the east with a small pair of binoculars or a telescope to see the green, fuzzy comet. It will be near the constellation Orion, or the saucepan,’ said Brad Tucker from the Australian National University Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.”
The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower. Comet 46P/Wirtanen will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday and be visible with the naked eye.