The comet, discovered last August by Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy (his fifth comet to date), is putting on a show for those equipped with little more than good binoculars or a small telescope. Officially catalogued as C/2014 Q2, this object is now reaching the pinnacle of its brightness; it will be making its closest approach to Earth tonight (Jan. 7) at a distance of 43.6 million miles (70.2 million km).
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This morning I had a great view of Jupiter and the Moon together in the early morning sky.
- How to Spot the Burning Green Comet Lovejoy in Night Skies This Week (scienceworldreport.com)