Fascinating images of the comet Leonardo from December until now in different poses. See the pictures here

04/01/2022
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Credit: Sky/Facebook

Fascinating images of Comet Leonardo from December until now in various poses. The images above show the comet Leonardo passing by Earth and can still be seen with high-performance telescopes. These spectacular images were made by Daniele Gasparri between December 21, 2021 and January 3, 2022. All images were taken from the Atacama Desert in Chile, South America. 

The comet is very fast and is one of the only comets we have the chance to see once in a lifetime. This comet has a speed of over 158,084 miles per hour (254,412 km / h) much higher than our spaceships and is the only time we can see it. Comet Leonardo, discovered in January 2021, was the brightest comet this year (2021). But, we will no longer be able to see this comet. Between December 13, 2021 and January 3, 2022 we could see the comet. January 3, 2022 was probably the last time when telescopes photos were taken. 

On January 3, the comet will be closest to the Sun and will eventually either disintegrate due to the heat of the Sun, or be thrown out of the Solar System forever, never to be seen again. So the photos with her, no matter how few, will be very valuable. 

More about the comet (from previous articles):

Comet Leonardo, which is also called Comet C / 2021 A1, will approach approx. 34.9 million kilometers (21.7 million miles). This distance will be the smallest between Earth and Comet and will be established on December 12, 2021. According to the latest data, the first to see the comet are those in the northern hemisphere who will see the comet in the eastern part of the sky at dawn and will be seen throughout mid-December. Then the comet can be seen somewhere in the United States, which will see it very well somewhere around mid-December. And then, on December 14, the comet will be able to be seen from both hemispheres of the Earth.

Space agencies have also said that the comet will visit the planet Venus. On December 18, the comet will pass by Venus. Then, on January 3, it will get closer to the Sun. If it survives the heat of the Sun and the radiation, it will begin to move towards the exit of the Solar System and will definitely leave it. The comet is named after astronomer Greg Leonard, who recently observed it in January 2021. It has so far discovered 13 comets.

Article by: Ökwami Gumede, on 04 January 2022, at 08:25 am Los Angeles time

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