Halley’s Comet has been observed by our ancestors since 240 BC. The comet is significant in that it can be seen from the earth by the naked eye. However, many were disappointed by its appearance in 1986, when a series of unfavourable viewing conditions aligned, meaning that many people missed out on seeing the comet altogether.
Everyone looked for it on camping trips when it was passing through on 10 April 1986, but it wasn’t really anything more than a fuzzy blob unless you had a really good telescope.
More of an excuse to get drunk in the great outdoors, and for producing comet-themed baseballs caps and other memorabilia.
It is next scheduled to appear in 2061.