Comet Atlas Approaches Earth .. November 14

The attention of observers in the Arab world and the world is directed towards Finding comet Recently Atlas (C / 2020 M3) during the next two weeks in preparation for approaching our planet on November 14, 2020, where it will be at a distance of 54 million kilometers, which is sufficient for the opportunity to see it with the naked eye according to the initial expectations.

According to the Astronomical Society in Jeddah, since the beginning of November, Comet Atlas can be easily observed through a telescope with a 60 or 70 mm aperture or a small telescope, as it is located in front of the constellation Rabbit (rectilinear 05h 17m 03s) – (angular inclination -11 ° 59’13 ”) Near the star (Gemini man), and its apparent brightness is between (7) or (8), which means that it is currently dimmed to the naked eye.

The comet will be low above the eastern horizon in the southeast after 10:30 pm and will be observed high towards the southern horizon at 3 am and will remain until the appearance of morning light.

The latest images of the comet show that the atmosphere (the wolf) is huge, almost as wide as the moon, so the photographer will need a wide field to photograph the entire comet, and its green color is due to the carbon diatomic gas (C2) that glows green in the near space.

It is worth noting that the comet Atlas will be in front of the constellation of Orion (Gemini), and we hope that it breaks all expectations and becomes bright and easily visible to the naked eye.


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