|Caroline Herschel, linocut by Ele Willoughby (aka minouette), 2014|
Comets have long been interpreted as harbingers, of often terrifying events, though sometimes of wonderous things to come. When something new appears and moves through our heavens, it's not surprising that they have been recorded, especially when obvious even to the naked eye.
|a depiction of a comet that may have been an aurora borealis, 1527, Germany, anonymous|
|from Kometenbuch, written in 1587, a book containing descriptions of comets and hand painted illustrations.|
|[Notable comets of the period 1577-1652]|