Halley’s Comet set to light up Derbyshire night sky tonight

Halley’s Comet is set to light up Derbyshire’s night sky tonight (Tuesday).

By Ben Green
Tuesday, 21st October 2014, 2:44 pm

The comet, which is usually seen once every 75 years, was not due to make an appearance again until 2061.

However, a trail of Halley’s cosmic dust is expected to be visible to the naked eye on Tuesday and Wednesday this week – wowing stargazers across the county.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “There will be a lot of cloud around but you might catch some clear spells. However, it will be very hit and miss.”

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