Ring in the New Year With Bright Comet Lovejoy – Visible to the Naked Eye
A bright comet that astronomers have named "Lovejoy" is already visible and expected to get much brighter in the coming weeks. This comet has some real staying power as far as ice and gases go...taking nearly 14,000 years to orbit the sun!
Comet Lovejoy can be seen with binoculars, or the naked eye, from now through the first week of January 2015, if you know where to look. Just look in the area of the constellation of Orion, where the tail should also be visible.
This time-lapse photography was captured on December 28th by Phil Hart as a guide to what we can look for. pretty impressive!
source: The Slate