Halley's Comet Returns for Two Nights Only from October 21

By Gary Cutlack on at

The supposed once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Halley's Comet light up the sky is getting an unscheduled repeat later this month, thanks to our planet coming into contact with the comet's trail of cosmic dust, which will let us see part of its remnants 47 years ahead of its next expected appearance.

This should mean those who see unpolluted dark skies will get a glimpse of the comet's leftover trail for two nights, plus particles burning up in the atmosphere ought to generate a nice shooting star support act. Get out there from midnight on October 21 to perhaps see some interesting stuff happening in the sky. [Metro]

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