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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.

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John Field and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Night sky - Earth’s near neighbours', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 March 2024)

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