Daily Archives: December 8, 2018

Comet McNaught

In early 2007, comet C/2006 P1 (or comet McNaught after its discoverer, British-Australian astronomer Robert H. McNaught) was visible from the southern hemisphere for several weeks. It was the brightest comet in several decades and made quite a show in our skies.

(scanned from film)

This photo was taken from the beach in Port Melbourne, looking west soon after sunset, in January of 2007.