A Comet Last Seen By The Ancient Egyptians Is Visible Over Arizona Right Now

Along with the Lyrid meteor shower visible for another week or so, a comet last seen by the ancient Egyptians is gracing the night sky right now. C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), or Comet ATLAS, has an orbital period of about 5,000 years — and it’s coming to the end of a cycle right now.

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Have you spotted this ancient celestial body yet? If not, will you be keeping an eye out for it between now and the end of May? Let us know! Check out our previous article for more information about the meteor shower we mentioned earlier: Surges Of Up To 100 Meteors Per Hour Will Light Up The Arizona Skies During The 2020 Lyrid Meteor This April.

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