Comet Panstarrs visible over Georgia tonight

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Severe Weather Team 2 chief meteorologist Glenn Burns says that Comet Panstarrs will be visible tonight in the sky over north Georgia.

The comet is about 30 million miles from the sun and tonight is the best opportunity to see it pass overhead. The comet will appear in the western sky shortly after sunset.

"Comet Panstarrs will be visible shortly after sunset near the crescent moon. Binoculars make it spectacular!" Burns said.

Panstarrs was discovered in 2011. For more astronomical events visible above metro Atlanta click here to follow Glenn Burns on Facebook.