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Great January Comet
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100 years ago the Great January Comet was accidentally discovered just before dawn on January 12th, 1910, by South African diamond miners.
The long period comet passed perihelion on 17 January, 1910.


The Great January Comet of 1910, formally designated C/1910 A1 and often referred to as the Daylight Comet appeared in January 1910. It was already visible to the naked eye when it was first noticed, and many people independently 'discovered' the comet. At its brightest, it outshone the planet Venus, and was possibly the brightest comet of the twentieth century.
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