'Devil's comet,' visible every 71 years, comes this spring.

They may have had the April 8 total solar eclipse on their calendars for months,

but a comet is also appearing early this month.

The 12P/Pons-Brooks comet was visible to amateur astronomers

in March due to flare-ups before its direct fly-by on April 21–24. 

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According to NASA, the comet may be visible with the naked eye during next month's eclipse, 

although binoculars or a telescope in Pisces are recommended for early evening viewing.

Brooks didn't understand his discovery was documented 70 years earlier. 

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