Holiday in Beijing – Beijing Travel for It looked like a magniicent scepter see Num. a scepter shall rise. To those able to see it through the daytime, the condensed brightness of the part of the coma around the nucleus may well have been a stunning sight. Not only was the comet’s apparent magnitude surpassing that of the full Moon, but its surface brightness would probably have been greater than that of the full Moon. The coma in length was possibly a little less than the Moon’s diameter. Any glimpse that the Magi might have got of a very bright occupant in Virgo’s womb during the day would certainly have grabbed their attention and whetted their appetite for what was to follow. But observers would have struggled to get a good look at it, because it was still so close to the Sun. Holiday in Beijing – Beijing Travel 2016.