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.
More Nation & World Headlines
Zimbabwe will seek lion-killing dentist’s extradition 9:20 a.m. Al-Qaida captures leader of U.S.-backed Syrian rebels California cuts water use by 27 percent George McGovern revealed he had a secret child Pentagon OKs guns to protect stateside troops Man describes finding 777 part on Reunion Island Blue moon? Celestial event comes with a catch U.S. looking for lion-killing Minnesota dentist
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.