Can you see the Pan-STARRS comet in our local skies?
By Peninsula Daily News staff
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But observers peering into the clear skies of Arizona are making their first sightings now as the well-publicized comet begins to appear just above the western horizon after sunset.
"Last night, March 12th, a rare meeting occured in the sunset sky," reports www.spaceweather.com.
"Comet Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4) was only a few degrees away from the exquisitely-slender crescent Moon.
"Brian Klimowski sends this picture (shown on the right) from the countryside near Flagstaff, Arizona."
Soon, the comet could be widely visible to casual sky watchers — no telescope required — including those on the Peninsula (that is, if our weather ever clears up).
Visit http://spaceweather.com for images, sky maps and observing tips.
Last modified: March 13. 2013 1:21AM