Even if you’re not a fan of New Year’s Eve fireworks, you’ll have another reason to look to the skies.
NASA says as we ring in the new year, a comet will near the moon and be visible to those looking west.
But here’s the catch – you’ll need a pair of binoculars to see it.
NASA says comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková, named after the astronomers who discovered it in 1948, takes 5.25 years to complete its orbit.
This year, it was first visible on the low western horizon on December 15.
And on New Year’s Eve, it will appear in the sky right near the moon.
The comet will be observable from the Northern Hemisphere of the planet, and here’s an easy way to check if it will be visible in your location on New Year’s — go to TheSkyLive.com.
It will reach its perihelion — the point of orbit when an object is closest to the sun …
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