Comet Lovejoy Helps Ring In The New Year
Comet Lovejoy, discovered just this August, will be visible with the naked eye for part of early January.By Steven Sparkman | December 31, 2014
Want to ring in the new year with some amateur astronomy? Of course you do, and 2015 has you covered.
Comet C/2014 Q2, which was discovered just this past August, is going to be visible in the Northern Hemisphere for most of January.
The comet has been nicknamed "Comet Lovejoy" after its discoverer, Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy — though it's not to be confused with the four other comets he's discovered that also carry his name.