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| Human World | Space on Mar 13, 2013

Favorite photos of Comet PANSTARRS

Your photos – the best photos – the most recent photos – of this wonderful comet, now visiting the March 2013 skies as seen throughout the world.

Photos of Comet PANSTARRS are pouring in from around the world, as the comet makes its best appearance in skies throughout the globe in March 2013. We’ll add more to this gallery throughout the coming days, so check back to see the comet’s evolution in our skies. Thank you to all who have sent your wonderful photos to EarthSky!

Everything you need to know: How to see Comet PANSTARRS

Another chance to catch the moon and Comet PANSTARRS on March 13

Comet PANSTARRS and young moon over the Pacific Ocean, San Diego, California, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, March 12, 2013, 7:58pm. Nikon D7000, 110mm, f5.6, exposure 8 s, ISO 3200. Photo by Sergei Timofeevski.

Comet panSTARRS and young moon over the Pacific Ocean, San Diego, California, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, March 12, 2013, 7:58pm. Nikon D7000, 110mm, f5.6, exposure 8 s, ISO 3200. Photo by Sergei Timofeevski.

Comet PANSTARRS near the moon on March 12 - as seen by EarthSky Facebook friend Gary P. Caton in Asheville, North Carolina.  he wrote,

Comet PANSTARRS near the moon on March 12 – as seen by EarthSky Facebook friend Gary P. Caton. he wrote, “Comet and crescent Moon shining bright over the Smokies.” Thanks, Gary!

EarthSky Facebook friend Milton Otto of Austin, Texas captured this image of Comet PANSTARRS near the young  moon on March 12, 2013.  Awesome shot, Milton!  Thank you.  View larger.

EarthSky Facebook friend Milton Otto of Austin, Texas captured this image of Comet PANSTARRS near the young moon on March 12, 2013. Awesome shot, Milton! Thank you. View larger.

Photo of Comet PANSTARRS taken after sunset in Oklahoma on March 11, 2013, by EarthSky facebook friend MIke O'Neal.Thank you, Mike! Click here for another view. See our facebook page for more fine comet photos.

Photo of Comet PANSTARRS taken after sunset in Oklahoma on March 11, 2013, by EarthSky facebook friend MIke O’Neal.Thank you, Mike! Click here for another view. See our facebook page for more fine comet photos.

PANSTARRS on March 11, 2013 via Michael Lloyd

PANSTARRS on March 11, 2013 via Michael Lloyd

Beset by light pollution? Don't let that stop you. EarthSky facebook friend Ricky M. Rodriguez couldn't see the comet with the unaided eye in the Dallas metropolitan area on March 11, 2013, but managed to catch Comet PANSTARRS with the camera anyway. Click here for a larger view and a tip or two from Ricky. Thank you for the cool photo, Ricky!

Beset by light pollution? Don’t let that stop you. EarthSky facebook friend Ricky M. Rodriguez couldn’t see the comet with the unaided eye in the Dallas metropolitan area on March 11, 2013, but managed to catch Comet PANSTARRS with the camera anyway. Click here for a larger view and a tip or two from Ricky. Thank you for the cool photo, Ricky!

Photo of Comet PanSTARRS by EarthSky facebook friend Michael Daugherty, as seen after sunset on March 10, 2013, from San Clemente,CA, USA. Thank you so much for the photo, Michael! Click here for a larger photo

Photo of Comet PanSTARRS by EarthSky facebook friend Michael Daugherty, as seen after sunset on March 10, 2013, from San Clemente,CA, USA. Thank you so much for the photo, Michael! Click here for a larger photo

The Southern Hemisphere has had the best views of the comet so far. Here’s Comet Panstarrs as seen from Burns Beach in Perth, Western Australia, about one hour after sunset on March 4, 2013. Photo by EarthSky facebook friend Michael Goh. Thank you, Michael! Click here for a larger photo

Comet PANSTARRS in February as captured by amateur astronomer and astrophotographer Terry Lovejoy in Australia. View larger.

EarthSky Facebook friend Luis Argerich in Buenos Aires posted this cool photo of Comet PANSTARRS on February 12. The comet is the fan-shaped object on the left. Luis caught the comet in the same photo as an iridium flare. Click here to learn about iridium flares. Awesome capture, Luis. Thank you! View larger.

Share your best photo of Comet PANSTARRS with us. Post to EarthSky on Facebook, or email them to images@earthsky.org.

Bottom line: Your photos – the best photos – the most recent photos – of this wonderful comet, now visiting the March 2013 skies as seen throughout the world.