i was born on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay
but Maryland and Virginia have faded away
and I keep thinking tomorrow is coming today
so I am endlessly waiting
and the comet is coming between
me and the girl who could make it all clean.
– adam duritz
halley’s comet (commonly pronounced /ˈhæli/, rhyming with valley) is the best-known of the short-period comets, and is visible from earth every 75–76 years.
halley is the only short-period comet that is clearly visible to the naked eye from earth,
and thus the only naked-eye comet that might appear twice
in a human lifetime.