Comet Viewable in Northern Hemisphere This Month

By Steve Jackson

If the weather remains clear this evening and tomorrow, you may be able to glimpse comet Panstars.

The comet is currently setting about a half hour after sunset, which tonight occurs at 5:46PM You’ll need to scan the horizon near where the sun has set, in the southwest. But since the comet sets so early it may be lost in the evening twighlight. You’ll have a much better chance of seeing the comet next week, when it will set about an hour after the sun goes down, and be higher in the sky.

That of course depends on the weather. The current forecast calls for ran and clouds early next week, but the comet will be visible for a couple of weeks.

For best viewing try to get away from city lights, and binoculars will provide a better view.
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