The bright comet Nishimura can be observed from Turkmenistan14.09.2023 | 12:06 |
From September 12 to 17, a bright comet Nishimura will be observed in the sky over Turkmenistan, which flies past the Earth once every 437 years.
The comet can be seen with the naked eye if you are in a place with a dark and clear sky, away from the city light. The celestial body will be visible on the eastern horizon a few hours before dawn.
The best time to observe the comet will be on September 13, when it will be at the smallest distance from Earth.
Astronomical applications for the smartphone Star Walk 2 or Sky Tonight will help to detect the comet.
Comet Nishimura has a greenish color and a long tail, and its brightness reaches 4-5 magnitude, which allows you to see it with the naked eye or through binoculars.