The brightest comet of 2021 is making an appearance in the evening sky the rest of the year.
Comet C/2021 A1, better known as Leonard, is being called the “Christmas Comet” after making its closest approach to the Earth on Dec. 12.
"This comet should be visible with a backyard telescope or binoculars and may be visible to the naked eye under very clear and dark observing conditions," Gordon Johnston, a program executive at NASA Headquarters, told Accuweather.
The comet can be spotted to the left of Venus and will appear as a fuzzy green star.
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After Leonard, the next possible comet sighting is predicted to be in late April or early May. Earlier this year, the University of Hawaii discovered comet C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) and predicts it will be bright enough to view without a telescope or binoculars.