Comet Pan-Starrs Moonset

(vimeo link)

In case you don't get outside away from light pollution at the right time of the evening between now and Easter, enjoy this time-lapse video of the comet called Pan-STARRS.

Pan-STARRS first peeked over the horizon in the Northern Hemisphere on Mar. 7 but shortly thereafter it disappeared when it went too close to the sun. Since Mar. 11, though, it has reappeared each night in the west a bit after sunset for a short time. Particularly stunning views came on the evening of Mar. 12, when the comet flew near the thin crescent moon. The object will continue to shine, getting fainter and fainter, through the end of the month.

There's another video of the comet at Wired. Link -via mental_floss


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