See the bright Comet Leonard near Venus in the night sky tonight!

Skywatchers will be treated to a cosmic duet tonight (Dec. 17), as the brightest comet of 2021 and the brightest planet pair up for a night sky double feature. 

Comet Leonard, also known as Comet C/2021 A1, will be visible from the Northern Hemisphere as it passes near the planet Venus — sometimes referred to as the “evening star.” The comet can be seen shortly after the sun goes down in the southwest sky, very low above the horizon.