It's Comet PANSTARRS in the Sky!
Stone Mountain and Lithonia residents get a spectacular view of the rare "naked-eye" comet, which should be visible in the southern sky through the end of March.
Scientists say the ability to see a comet without the aid of a telescope usually happens only once every five to 10 years.
In 2013, however, sky watchers in Stone Mountain and Lithonia might have the opportunity to see two comets with the naked eye, including the comet PANSTARRS (or Pan-STARRS) which is visible throughout March, and Comet ISON, which will be in our skies this fall.
On CNN's iReport , a person has uploaded a beautiful photo of the PANSTARRS comet from atop Stone Mountain.
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Although Comet PANSTARRS made its closest approach to the sun a few days ago, about 28 million miles away, you still have time to catch a glimpse of it.
The opportunity to see Comet PANSTARRS is only available every 100 million years, reports space.com. Comets like PANSTARRS come so close to the sun that they risk breaking apart, but if they survive, they shine brightly.