C/2014Q2 Comet Lovejoy.

Here you can see the progress of comet Lovejoy.

Here you can see the progress of comet Lovejoy.

This image was taken by Alec Jones in South Shields. Image © Alec Jones.

This image was taken by Alec Jones in South Shields. Image © Alec Jones.

Comet Lovejoy is now visible in our night skies.  It passed closest to Earth on January 7th 2014 where it was 70.2 million kilometers away, and is now appearing brighter in our night sky.  With the moon not being a hindrance, viewing this comet has been made a lot easier.  It is a fourth magnitude object and was discovered by the Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy.

About Grant Mackintosh. F.R.A.S

Director Tolcarn Observatory