We will see this comet as soon as it gets around the Sun. Observers located in high latitude locations on both sides of the planet have a better chance of seeing the comet during its peak, but we encourage everyone to try and look for Comet Lovejoy!
How many times will I be able to see Comet Lovejoy? How long can I watch it? And is there any special observing etiquette? Why is it so bright at dawn and dusk from my location? Is there any danger to looking at a comet with binoculars or even naked eye? Why does the tail seem bent down at an angle instead of straight up like most comets show us? We’re going to answer all these questions here – please check back often for more information!