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One night this week, on the 10 o'clock FOX 50 weather I think it was, mention was made of an "exploded meteor" that would be visible with the naked eye in the north. When is this to be visible?

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Larry

MIKE MOSS SAYS:     Larry,    I believe rather than a meteor, you may have heard Mike Maze referring to Comet Holmes, a barely visible comet back in mid October that suddenly became over a million times brighter around October 24th ("exploded into view," perhaps?), and remains visible to the naked eye. Our colleague Jesse Richuso from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center addresses the subject in a recent "Carolina Skies" blogpost on our web site. You can also find much more information, photos, and guidance on where to look for the comet at the following addresses:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/10862521.html

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/10775326.html

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