“Christmas Comet” continues to brighten

Reprinted from Space Weather News for Dec. 29, 2014 http://spaceweather.com

GEOMAGNETIC STORM:  The year is ending with an outbreak of auroras. Sky watchers around the Arctic Circle are seeing bright Northern Lights as Earth enters a stream of high-speed solar wind, causing G1-class storm conditions on Dec. 29th. Visit http://spaceweather.com for images and updates.

BRIGHTENING COMET: The “Christmas Comet” C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) has continued to brighten, and now observers around the world are reporting seeing it with the unaided eye from dark-sky sites. Comet Lovejoy is a fine target for backyard telescopes, as shown on today’s edition of  http://spaceweather.com


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