Comet Hyakutake, March 23, 1996

Comet Hyakutake, March 23, 1996
Comet Hyakutake, March 23, 1996

Probably the biggest comet I’ve ever seen, Comet Hykutake in 1996 was truly something extraordinary.  I remember being at a rest stop that was being constructed on I-49, north of Opelousas, LA.   It was a perfect place since it was so dark.  But, a few people would drive in and pass by me.  A couple cars stopped and asked what I was seeing.  I told one group to get out the car and look up.   Hyakutake stretched half-way across the sky – a huge comet with a tremendous tail.   It was breathtaking from a dark sky location.   They were dumbstruck after seeing it, not realizing that a magnificent comet was right over their heads and they never noticed it.

Here’s a few more images:

COMET3b COMET1c COMET2b

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