A friend called up this week to let me know to look to the west the next couple of days because there is a comet coming.
My friend just happens to be a geophysicist so I tend to take his word on such things. Because of the position of the sun, the comet is supposed to be one of the brightest we’ll see in 30 years. He’s 50 so I won’t count on him calling me the next time one so bright comes along.
I’m told to go out just after sunset at look to the west. If you’re exactly sure which direction is west, just watch where the sun sets. Bring a sweetie, some lawn chairs, warm blankets and watch it from some place romantic with an unobstructed view.