UNITED STATES.- The Comet Leonard is for many people the astronomical phenomenon most important of this year 2021 and one of the most outstanding of the century. This celestial body will pass very close to the land and it will look extremely bright, so it will not go unnoticed, so in the Intra News we will tell you where and how to see it, so you can schedule it and do not miss it for any reason.
In this context, Comet Leonard has been considered the brightest of the year. When it was first located, its brightness was almost 160,000 times dimmer than the fainter stars that can be seen with the naked eye. But now, when it is close to Earth (at its closest point), it will be able to be seen from various regions of our entire Planet, so it will be the brightest in 2021.
Therefore, it is worth noting that his name comes from who discovered him: Gregory J. Leonard on January 3, 2021 at the Mount Lemmon Observatory, in Arizona, United States. In this way, it has been specified that the study of this comet will provide the opportunity to know how they obtain their luminescent properties that allow us to appreciate them, especially their wake, from thousands of kilometers.
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In this way, experts assure that the comet is five astronomical units from the Sun (the unit is based on the distance between the Earth and the Sun, which is 149 million kilometers). Furthermore, it has been reported that “Leonard” travels in a closed orbit and this suggests the possibility of a previous approach to the planet approximately 70 thousand years ago.
In this tenor, everything indicates that Comet Leonard can be seen from Earth on December 12, 2021 and will have its brightness in its maximum splendor. Finally, to be able to appreciate it, it will be necessary to get up early and it will only be visible a couple of hours before sunrise. Plus, the good news is that you won’t need a telescope, so you can admire with the naked eye if you are lucky to have a clear sky.