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!
Posted by tkmorin on December 2, 2012 in On This Day
Tags: Canada, canada history, Canadian, Canadian trivia, Comet, Earth, Great Comet, Great Comet of 1680, history, November, On this day in Canadian history, Oort cloud, Solar System, Sun
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