Comet Lovejoy - 2013 Dec 06

Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) is a long-period comet discovered on 2013 September 07 by Terry Lovejoy using a 0.2-meter (7.9 in) Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope.

Comet Lovejoy made its closest approach to Earth on 2013 Nov 19 at a distance of 0.3967 AU (59,350,000 km; 36,880,000 mi). The comet came to perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) on 2013 Dec 22 at a distance of 0.81 AU (121,000,000 km; 75,000,000 mi) from the Sun.

Throughout November (2013) to January (2014), Comet Lovejoy is visible in the morning sky just before morning twilight.

For more information, see the Wikipedia entry about Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1).

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Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1)

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