Keep an eye on the sky this weekend for Nishimura

Recently discovered comet Nishimura, a celestial rarity, will be visible to the naked eye this weekend. Named after Japanese astronomer Hideo Nishimura, who spotted it just a month ago, this comet offers a once-in-a-437-year opportunity. Unlike most comets, it quickly approaches its peak visibility, passing closest to the Sun on September 17. Located 33 million kilometers from the Sun, Nishimura will safely pass by Earth at 125 million kilometers away. Stargazers, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, can witness the spectacle this Saturday and Sunday before sunrise in the northeastern sky. With binoculars, the comet’s greenish tail is easily discernible. Don’t miss this extraordinary event!



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