Date: 1999 - 2000
What direction does a comet tail
The comet tail points in the direction opposite the
direction of the sun from the comet. If the comet
were headed directly towards the sun, the comet tail
would point straight back from the comet away from the
sun. With any other angle of movement of the comet,
the tail still points away from the sun or solar wind.
Away from the sun.
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