Halley’s Comet

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Location of Halley's Comet

Halley's Comet is presently travelling through the constellation of Hydra, passing beneath the 'head' of the Sea Monster. This chart shows its position at five-year intervals until 2015.

The most famous of all comets visits the inner Solar System once every seventy-six years. At present, it is on the outward leg of its journey, beyond the orbit of Uranus, but it can be expected to return to the skies of Earth in November 2061.