A Christmas comet will meet the sky on December 16th
The cosmos will celebrate Christmas a little earlier this year with Comet Christmas. And no, it does not mean that Comet is given early.
The comet, officially named 46P / Wirtanen, will clear our skies on the evening of December 16, early in the morning on December 17 in the AEDT time zone.
Why is this comet such a special event? Well, besides coming so close to Christmas, it will be the tenth closest comet meeting of 70 years. But do not worry, it will not collapse … probably. That's 11.5 million kilometers.
According to ABC, "the comet, including its diffuse halo of light, is about the size of the full moon."
"You should be able to see it with binoculars or use a standard DSLR camera if you're not far from the bright city lights." But even better news you can see from anywhere in Australia.
There is still no word if, in fact, Santa Claus is flying over the sky. Or maybe even the same "star" the three sages are coming to Jerusalem for the birth of Jesus. Okay, well, it's definitely just a comet.
Now, with the comet based on Christmas, what other events related to the holiday can be in our future? Easter eclipse? Cyber Monday Meteor shower? Queen's Fourth Birthday?
Watch this space … Or just watch space.