Over the next week or so Comet PannSTARRS will be visible near the moon after sunset in Asheville and along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Bundle up and head outside at dusk. Although not visible with the naked-eye, it isn’t hard to find with an average pair of binoculars.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Winter's been slow coming to the Blue Ridge but its been worth the wait. This family found an empty meadow and built a snowman near Blowing Rock—while hundreds of other folks tackled a nearby sledding hill. Grandfather Mountain rises in the distance. Photo by Randy Johnson.