I’m sharing pictures taken on the beach yesterday evening.
Hopefully they’ll help you spot the comet.
It isn’t as ‘spectacular-looking’ as you may expect. Not with the naked eye.
Through binoculars it’s breathtaking. That’s when it turns golden, the lovely forked tail streaming behind.
Below are yesterday’s photos, taken around sunset, and posted in order.
In the top picture, the comet is not the long, downward-streaming cloud on the left. That’s an airplane contrail.
The comet is the little ‘smudge’ of light in the center of the picture.
Look to where the the orange of the sunset starts to blend into the blue of the sky above.
That’s the comet..
The following three photos were taken with a zoom lens.
They give you a hint of how stunning the comet is when viewed with binoculars..
Here’s another look..
That’s what you’ll see without the aid of binoculars or a camera’s zoom lens.
Head out before or around sunset and look for a small and bright ‘spot’ that is larger than a star.
Then, if you have a pair, use binoculars to see its true beauty.
And take photos using your zoom.
If you’d like more detail (how to spot the comet tonight), my favorite sky-experts have tips. Click here to read the advice of EarthSky.org.
Catching a glimpse tonight is crucial if you’re able as the comet will start growing dimmer tomorrow.