The first record of Halley's Comet ever


WORLD'S FIRST RECORD
OF HALLEY'S COMET

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

When was the world's first record of Halley's Comet?

Although far from being the brightest comet, Halley's Comet is definitely the most famous.

In 1682 Edmond Halley concluded that the comet he saw was the same as that observed in 1531 and 1607. He also concluded that the comet returned every 76 years, which was close, it returns every 75 - 78 years or so.

Comet Halley or Haley's Comet was then named after Edmond Halley and given the designation of 1P/Halley.

Based of the findings on Edmond Halley the first recorded observation of Halley's Comet was traced back to Chinese historical records from 240 BC and possibly as early as 2467 BC.

The last time Halley's Comet was at perihelion was February 09 1986 and the next return to perihelion will be on July 28 2061.


Comet Halley


The first record of Halley's Comet ever

The first record of Halley's Comet ever

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