In the first part of December, Comet Leonard can be seen in the Earth’s sky dome in the early morning hours.
During the month of December, Comet Leonard is in full bloom, and Nepalis can observe it in the early sky until it is obscured by the sun’s glare the following month.
Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard) was discovered in January of this year by Greg J. Leonard at the Mount Lemmon Observatory in Nevada, United States.
On January 3, 2022, this comet will pass close to the sun once more, but we have about a month to view it before it does so again.
During the day on Tuesday, December 7, the Earth crossed through the comet’s orbital path, and the two bodies will be at their closest on December 12.
According to NASA, Comet Leonard may be located in the east before sunrise, passing between Arcturus and the handle of the Big Dipper in the first couple of weeks of December, and can be seen passing between Arcturus and the handle of the Big Dipper.
It will, however, migrate more towards the horizon as the comet gets closer to our planet, making the task of seeing it a little more challenging.
Because it is difficult to predict the brightness of any comet, it is impossible to predict whether or not Comet Leonard will be visible with the naked eye. However, binoculars may be useful in identifying it in greater detail.