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‘Devil Comet’ 12P/Pons-Brooks reaches peak brightness April 21. Here’s how to see it

NASA'Devil Comet' 12P/Pons-Brooks reaches peak brightness April 21. Here's how to see it


The “Devil Comet” will reach peak brightness this weekend as it passes near the sun. 

The comet, also known as 12P/Pons-Brooks, visits the inner solar system every 71 years and will reach perihelion — the point in its elliptical orbit when it’s closest to the sun — on Sunday (April 21), appearing bright enough to possibly be seen by the naked eye. 

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