A two-tailed comet should be visible with the naked eye on Friday and following nights in Novosibirsk, say astronomers.
A two-tailed comet should be visible with the naked eye on Friday and following nights in Novosibirsk, say astronomers. Pictured: two-tailed comet pictured in February 2009 by Richard Richins from New Mexico State University
The name C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) may not mean much to most of us. But this is the comet providing the entertainment above Novosibirsk and other locations on a similar latitude.
'The bright spot beneath the Moon will be the comet, and its two tails can be seen through a telescope.
'Comets are rather rare visitors. This one flies past the Earth once in every 100,000 years', the source said.
There is no danger to the Earth from the two-tailed comet.
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