Story: Night sky

Halley’s Comet

Halley’s Comet

New Zealanders enjoyed a dramatic view of Halley’s Comet in 1910, when its tail stretched far across the night sky. Its next appearance, in 1986, was less memorable.

Using this item

Society of Mary Archives

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Night sky - Earth’s near neighbours', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/7900/halleys-comet (accessed 19 November 2018)

Story by John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006