Halley’s Comet set to light up Northamptonshire’s skies

A trail of Halley's cosmic dust is expected to be visible to the naked eye tonight and tomorrow ' wowing stargazers across the county
A trail of Halley's cosmic dust is expected to be visible to the naked eye tonight and tomorrow ' wowing stargazers across the county
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Halley’s Comet is set to light up Northamptonshire’s night sky.

The comet, which is usually seen once every 75 years, was not due to make an appearance again until 2061.

But a trail of Halley’s cosmic dust is expected to be visible to the naked eye tonight and tomorrow – wowing stargazers across the county.

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This dust is likely to burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere – sparking a dramatic display which could produce 25 shooting stars every hour.

The display will be at its best around midnight in areas with low light pollution – fingers crossed for clear skies!

Halley’s Comet was discovered and named by Edmond Halley in 1705 but it has long been documented as early back as 240BC.