March 1, 1996
Comet Hyakutake B2 is now 1.516 AU from the Sun and has just crossed the orbit of Mars. The comet is getting brighter ahead of schedule and is already a naked-eye object (around magnitude 6). Comet Hyakutake is currently 0.819 AU from the Earth and still on track to be an even brighter object later this month.
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