Astronomer Con Stoitsis said on Twitter that a few forecasts show the comet proceeding to light up in the coming days.
Recent light curve predictions for Comet C/2020 F8 Swan indicating a maximum magnitude of approx +3.5!. It should be an “obvious” naked eye target in mid May. pic.twitter.com/r4FKvYg8Lr
— Con Stoitsis (@vivstoitsis) April 30, 2020
“It should be an ‘obvious’ naked eye target in mid-May,” he stated.
The comet makes its nearest pass by Earth on May 13 and comes closest to the sun on May 27.
Remember, comets are famously whimsical, as Comet Atlas illustrated, and Swan could likewise go from quickly lighting up to dividing and blurring at any second.
In light of that, it’s most likely a smart thought to attempt to get it now. You can search for it while likewise looking for this week’s Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which originates from the extras of another space snowball, the renowned Halley’s Comet.