The further north you live, the greater the effect. So, Santa Claus, this one’s for you! DON MACHHOLZ
It happens in 2020 on the 21st of June When the sun in the sky gets hidden by the moon The moon’s so far away it can’t cover the sun totally So, a ring of fire will be visible locally There will be no corona visible, at least not in
Look up to the north that’s Polaris Sheltered in place its not careless Neither setting nor risin’ Stuck above the horizon With no place to… DON MACHHOLZ
Unpredictable, inexplicable, once busted up, now busting out, gas and dust tail, small scale detail, written off as dead Apparently it was misread See Comet ATLAS, it is a splendid actress What will it do next week, take a sneak peek Will it be bright or bleak DON MACHHOLZ
is an American amateur astronomer, who is number one in the world for visual comet discoveries. Credited with the discovery of 12 comets, that include the periodic comets 96P/Machholz, 141P/Machholz, the non-periodic C/2004 Q2 (Machholz) that were visible with binoculars in the northern sky in 2004 and 2005, C/2010 F4 (Machholz), and most recently C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)  In 1985, comet Machholz 1985-e, was discovered using a homemade cardboard telescope with a wide aperture, 10 inches across, that gave it a broader field of view than most commercial telescopes. Amateur astronomer Machholz utilizes a variety of methods in his comet discoveries, in 1986 using 29×130 binoculars he discovered 96P/Machholz.
The homemade binoculars I used to discover #96p, 2 deg S of M31. The song, “Against All Odds” by Phil Collins was playing on the radio.