Image courtesy Rijksmuseum | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy Rijksmuseum | Licence: CC0 1.0

Staartster boven Beverwijk, 1680

Undated

Rochus van Veen

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Title

Staartster boven Beverwijk, 1680

Date

Undated

Description

De komeet of staartster zoals die zich op 22 december 1680 boven Beverwijk vertoonde. Landschap bij nacht met de komeet prominent aan de nachtelijk hemel tussen de maan en verschillende sterren. Met onderschrift van 4 regels in het Nederlands. Op de achterkant penseelstreken van gebladerte.
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Location

Beverwijk, Netherlands

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Tww Comment

This painting shows the Great Comet of 1680. The comet was discovered on 14 November 1680 and had a 125-day observation arch. It was one of the brightest comets of the century and passed extremely close to the Earth, getting within 580,000 miles. The Great Comet is also known as Kirch’s Comet and Newton’s Comet, and its official name is C/1680 V1.

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