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Watching The Skies For Comet Lulin

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Watching The Skies For Comet Lulin

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Watching The Skies For Comet Lulin

Watching The Skies For Comet Lulin

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Comet Lulin, a two-tailed green-colored comet, can be seen in the eastern sky all week, but is closest to the Earth Monday night.

"After it gets dark, look for two bright stars near the horizon: one is the planet Saturn, the other is Regulus, the star, and for the next few nights, Lulin will be somewhere between them," says Kelly Beatty, senior contributing editor of Sky & Telescope magazine.

Beatty says there's a good chance of spotting the comet with binoculars pointed in that general area.

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