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12/01/2007 Comet McNaught reaches perihelion

Comet McNaught, discovered on 7 August 2006 by Robert H. McNaught and also known as the Great Comet of 2007, was the brightest comet in over 40 years. On 1 January the comet reached perihelion, which is the point of the orbit where it is nearest to its orbital focus.