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Comet to fly by Earth in mid-December - can we see it from Israel?

C/2021 A1 (Leonard), also known as Comet Leonard, will be closest to the Earth on December 13, but spotting it in the sky from Israel will be hard.


How an asteroid can fizz like a comet - study

The primary difference between asteroids and comets is that the latter contains lots of different ices, whereas asteroids are mainly made of rock. 

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) as it appeared at dawn on July 4, 2020, from Heraklion, Crete

Comet NEOWISE raises hopes for spectacular night show

According to The Sky Live, as of Monday, NEOWISE will be visible to the naked eye in Israel at about 4:08 a.m., one hour and 30 minutes before sunrise. The time will change as the comet moves.

NASA scientists get look inside comet from outside Earth's solar system

Since the comet 2I/Borisov was first observed entering our solar system in 2019, it has intrigued scientists as a time capsule from another sector of the universe.

2I/Borisov interstellar comet after its closest approach to the Sun, Dec. 9, 2019

Interstellar comet to make closest approach to Earth this weekend

The comet will pass through the constellations Crater and Hydra as it passes 180 million miles from Earth. As a reference, that's twice the distance between the Earth and the Sun.

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