Space News – December 10th 2018

On Thursday, 13th December, Comet 46P/Wirtanen will make its closest approach to the Sun, at a distance of 1.05 AU.

From Cork, it will be visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:51 (GMT) as the dusk sky fades, 19° above the eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:22, 46° above the southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:12, when it sinks to 18° above the western horizon.