Comet Leonard’s discoverer shares tips to spot it in night sky now (before it’s gone for good)

A diagram showing the positions of Venus and Comet Leonard in the sky around 5:30 p.m. local time from New York City on Dec. 18, 2021. (Image credit: Starry Night)

The discoverer of Comet Leonard has shared a few tips to help see the bright object in the night sky this month. 

Comet Leonard, formally known as C/2021 A1, is named after Gregory Leonard, a senior research specialist at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, who discovered the cosmic object in January 2021. It won’t be near Earth again for another 80,000 years,