Thursday, Feb 29 2024
All Cities
Choose Your City
'On the Eve of the First World War, the single Siberian province of Irkutsk was larger than all of India'

Siberia to witness amazing comet show... your last chance to see it for 100,000 years!

By 0 and 0 and 0
14 March 2013


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 spectacular comet can be seen with a naked eye in good weather. According to the forecasts, weather will be fair on Friday,' said a source at the Siberian State Geodesic Academy Planetarium. 

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. 

Comments (2)

wonder if the local observatory can post a video... mind you how do I find the local observatory @ first place is another question
peter j, UK
15/03/2013 19:14
not fair! why don't we see it
Pawel, Warsaw
15/03/2013 19:12

Add your comment

We welcome a healthy debate, but do not accept offensive or abusive comments. Please also read 'Siberian Times' Privacy Policy



Add your comments

The views expressed in the comments above are those of our readers. 'Siberian Times' reserves the right to pre-moderate some comments.

Control code*

Type the code

* obligatory



The Bank of Russia official exchange rates of foreign currencies