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Donati's Comet passes at its closest to the Earth

Astronomy, iconic image
Donati's Comet, discovered in June when it was 228 million miles away, reached its closest point to the Earth on this day. The comet had been observed easily in the western part of the world during much of September and passed by at a distance of 51 million miles. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle,The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1858 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1859), 166-167.


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