Fiery tail, riding high

Want to see a comet?

Alright, here's how.

Around 8:30pm, go outside and look at the west-southwest horizon. Look almost 90° upwards (okay, 81° to be exact)

You're now looking at comet Machholz C/2004 Q2.

This comet will be rising in the south eastern sky before nightfall and make its way to the north western sky where it sets around 4am. 8:30pm is when it'll be directly overhead.

If you have binoculars, you'll have a great view of it, but you can see it with the naked eye if you don't have any.