Comet Lulin photographed on 31 January, 2009. Courtesy Joseph Brimacombe, Cairns, Australia
By Hamish Johnston
If you are blessed with clear skies tonight you might want to look to the heavens and see if you can spot the Green Comet — aka Lulin.
Today, the comet will be the nearest it gets to Earth and if you are very lucky you could see it with the naked eye. And if you use binoculars, you have an even better chance of spotting the object — at least according to Sky & Telescope magazine, which has a helpful page on its website that points you in the right direction.
Happy comet spotting…