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Moor up this coming Tuesday or Wednesday evening and, providing the skies are clear, you may be lucky enough to spot a comet.

The icy mass with the unusual name of C/2011 L4 Pan Starrs should be visible with binoculars or a telescope.

This could be the first time the comet has passed through the inner Solar System and it might not return for another 100,000 years.

Mark Bailey, director of the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland, says After sunset, scan the horizon roughly in the western direction.

On the 12th and 13th March, there is a nice association with the thin crescent Moon.

You can use the Moon as a guide, and search just down or to the left of the Moon.

On your Canal Boat Holiday, depending on weather conditions, you will have a good change of spotting the comet.

You could be miles away from any street or artificial lighting to enjoy the night sky in all its glory.

Whilst comet spotting, if the night is clear, you will be able to see a slight haze which is in fact billions of stars that make up the Milky Way.

The North Star and the brightest in the sky has been used by sailors for navigation for thousands of years.

The moon will appear as a different shape every night as it goes through its different phases or cycles from full to crescent.


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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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