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Featured on February 16, 2017
Encke's Comet pushes into the evening sky in February and March, and should be bright enough to see with binoculars. This chart is looking west about 90 minutes after sunset. The comet's position is shown for February 16, although its brightness is greatly exaggerated. After that, Encke will move up and to the left for a few days before circling back down toward the horizon. It will grow brighter as it drops, but will soon be lost in the twilight.