Holiday in Yangon – Yangon Travel for The fact that the massive, productive comet had just made its closest pass by the Sun and was rapidly approaching Earth is probably sufficient to explain the stunning expansion. FIG Comet Holmes on November , Image credit Ginger Mayfield/Wikimedia Commons. The whole time the coma was growing, so also was the tail. And, of course, the longer it grew, the earlier it rose in the east each night. On October the cometary scepter was something like degrees long. On October it was over degrees in length. By that time the tail was starting to rise around sunset and so was visible for the whole night. Holiday in Yangon – Yangon Travel 2016.