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31.8 x 47.5 cm ⏐ 12.5 x 18.7 in (300dpi)
ALAN DYER / VWPICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALAN DYER / VWPICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Comet 46P/Wirtanen on December 15, 2018 taken in the blue-sky moonlight, with the first quarter Moon still well up in the southwest, and when the comet was passing near the Pleiades star cluster, Messier 45, in Taurus. The comet was nearest to Earth on this date, December 15-16 2018.
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