At twilight Tuesday, the comet called Pan-STARRS will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere above the western horizon -- right next to a crescent moon.
California astronomer Tony Phillips says the glare of the setting sun may make it difficult to see the comet with the naked eye. But he says the slender moon will be "super beautiful." Toss in a comet, and it will be a special 2-for-1.
Remember your binoculars, but be certain not to point them at the setting sun.
Next week, the comet should be easier to spot.
Pan-STARRS is making its first-ever cruise through the inner solar system. It passed within 28 million miles of the sun Sunday.
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