Article metrics


    COMET PONS-WINNECKE (1939 c) is rapidly approaching the earth and will soon be visible in a small telescope. An ephemeris is given below from which it will be seen that the nearest approach to the earth will be about July 3, when it will be a little more than 10 million miles away. Towards the end of June it will be close to the moon and will probably be difficult to see as the moon will then be near the full.

    Rights and permissions

    Reprints and Permissions

    About this article

    Cite this article

    Comets. Nature 143, 976 (1939) doi:10.1038/143976b0

    Download citation


    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.