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Halley's Comet in the Bayeux Tapestry
Records show that Halley's Comet has been observed for over 2000 years. Confirmed sightings of the comet go back to 240 B.C.

Shown here is the Bayeux Tapestry, commemorating the Norman conquest of England in 1066 A.D. Halley's comet appeared in the sky shortly before the battle. Do you see the comet in the tapestry? It is depicted like this:

Symbol for Halley's Comet


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