Get Ready for a Spectacular Show of Shooting Stars with the Return of Halley’s Comet
The nights are set to light up as Halley’s Comet, the brightest and most famous comet to grace our skies is set to return. This celestial body last visited Earth in 1986 and we’re anticipating a spectacular show of shooting stars from April 19th to May 28th, 2022.
What is Halley’s Comet?
Halley’s Comet is a well-known periodic comet in our solar system named after astronomer Edmond Halley. It takes approximately 75-76 years to orbit the Sun, meaning that it is visible to Earthlings from the planet’s surface around every 76 years. The comet is named after Halley since he was the first to correctly predict the comet’s return.
When Can We Expect to See Shooting Stars?
This year, Halley’s Comet is estimated to reach its closest point to Earth on May 4th, making it possible for those in the northern hemisphere to see the meteor shower in full force. The nights of April 19th to May 28th, 2022 are expected to be the best time for viewing. The peak of the celestial show is projected to happen on May 6th and 7th, 2022 when the Earth will pass through the comet’s debris trail.
How to See Halley’s Comet?
Halley’s Comet will be visible to the naked eye, and all you need to do is find a location with the least amount of light pollution and look up. The best time to see shooting stars is after midnight, and early morning hours.
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Summary: Halley’s Comet, the brightest comet in our solar system, is set to make its return, and it’s set to light up our nights from April 19th to May 28th, 2022. The peak of the celestial show is projected to happen on May 6th and 7th, 2022, when Earth will pass through the comet’s debris trail. Make sure you find a location with minimal light pollution, look up and enjoy the show. Don’t forget to share your pictures with the hashtags #Halley’sComet #ShootingStars. #NEWS