The “Great Comet”

Great Comet of 1861, also known as C/1861 J1 o...
Great Comet of 1861, also known as C/1861 J1 or comet Tebbutt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

On December 1, 1860, the “Great Comet” appeared during the month, close to earth, and causing considerable alarm.  It was visible until February 1861!

 

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