Kiro Evans and Peter Hennessey – Lincolnshire Live March 26, 2020
A Lincolnshire photographer has captured a comet which is hurtling towards the Earth.
The comet, called C19, was pictured by astrological enthusiast by Jamie Cooper and will become visible to the naked eye in the coming weeks as it gets closer and closer to our planet.
It is reported to only be a few kilometres wide but it’s atmosphere has grown increasingly larger, and is now about half as wide as the sun.
Strangely, the comet has been linked to coronavirus pandemic, as the frozen rocks are historically seen as harbingers of doom.
The coincidence was noted after the comet was first spotted on the December 28, only days before the first reported cases of coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
Mr Cooper said: ”Comets have been feared throughout human history as harbingers of doom.
“I managed to photograph the comet approaching on Sunday evening through a small telescope.
“The comet has a similar orbit to the Great Comet of 1844, leading to speculation on whether C/2019 Y4 is a fragment of the same parent body.”
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