Pan-Starrs made its last appearance Thursday night.
Thursday evening was your last chance to see a comet streaking across the sky, and conditions were perfect.
Comet Pan-STARRS passed within 100 million miles of Earth last week.
Jay Reynolds is a Research Astronomer at Cleveland State University. He took these pictures of the PanStarrs comet without the aid of any special equipment.
Starting 15 minutes after sunset, Reynolds says you could draw a line from where the sun sets to the crescent moon. The comet was roughly 2/3 below the crescent moon
(Photos courtesy Jay Reynolds)
Pan-STARRS is making its first-ever cruise through the inner solar system. It passed within 28 million miles of the sun Sunday.