A green comet with the imaginative name C / 2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) has recently attracted many amateur astronomers' interest worldwide.
The comet moves north, and in the coming weeks, as the moon is waning and thus provides less light interference, it will be visible to the naked eye.
At most, when the comet reach a magnitude of 4 it will be visible to the naked eye, although binoculars or a telescope is a clear advantage for those who want to study the celestial phenomenon. It crosses the celestial equator on January 9 and then in the middle of the month passes through the constellation Taurus on his way north across the northern sky.
The comet C / 2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was discovered by the Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy as late as 17 August last year, and thus carries his name. It is the fifth comet discovered by Lovejoy.
Those who want to follow the comet's journey across the night sky can do so here.
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