Monday, March 15, 2010


On 13 March 1758, Halley's comet came to its point nearest the sun, just as Edmund Halley predicted it would in 1682. Halley was the Astronomer Royal in England . He calculated that this comet would return every 75 to 80 years. During the 20th century it was seen in May 1910, and in March and April 1986.

Halley's comet is predicted to be visible again from Earth in 2061.