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The Great Daylight Comet
by Kim Poor
In January,1910, while the world anticipated the return of Halley's Comet in March, this bright comet, the brightest of the 20th century, appeared unpredicted, and shone so brightly it was visible in daylight. It made a close pass around the sun, and disappeared soon after, never to be seen again.
The comet had been masked by the light of the sun, brightened quickly like a match being lit. The unusual brightness was thought to be an abundance of magnesium in the comet. The tail was about 50 degrees (100 full moons) long at one point.(ORG01)
Acrylic on canvas
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