Click to see a larger image. Credit: Bill Dickinson

This majestic scene captures the Comet Pan-STARRS setting to the left of the very thin crescent moon.

 

Recently, the comet has made an appearance in the skies of the Northern Hemisphere and can be seen near the sunset just above the horizon. This particular image was taken by Bill Dickinson at SkyNoir photography in Short Pump, Virginia. A few days ago, Pan-STARRS has also its closest pass to the Sun, so from here on out, it’ll continue to get dimmer. If you have a chance over the next couple of weeks, and if weather is kind, you should check it out.

 

Personally, due to pesky cloud cover, I’ve been unable to spy the comet from Portland, Oregon.

 

Have you had any luck? If so, we'd love to see your pictures.


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