The McNaught comet at sunset.
An example of comet is Haley's.
Origin of cometMiddle English comete ; from Old English cometa and amp; Old French comete, both ; from Classical Latin cometa ; from Classical Greek kom?t?s, literally , long-haired Americanism ; from kom?, literally , hair of the head
Origin of cometMiddle English comete, from Old English com&emacron;ta, from Late Latin, from Latin com&emacron;t&emacron;s, from Greek kom&emacron;t&emacron;s, long-haired (star), comet, from kom&emacron;, hair.
- com′et·ar′y , co·met′ic
Comet Hyakutake was discovered by Yuji Hyakutake of Japan on January 30, 1996