Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) Unlikely To NOW Be Naked-Eye — It Is Breaking Up.
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But, I did say, very clearly — DO NOT GET YOUR HOPES UP.
I was hoping. I would have liked to have seen another naked-eye comet. The last was 23-years ago! That is too long.
There is a WHOLE generation, in the Northern Hemisphere, that have never seen a naked-eye comet. (Yes, there have been a FEW in the Southern Hemisphere.)
That it started breaking up this far from the Sun is incongruous. But, it is travelling at breakneck speeds, getting faster by the second.
Well, that was THAT. SMILE.
Wait for another.
Waited 7-years for this.