Daryl Lindsey
December 31, 2016 8:00 am
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Fireworks – and your flawless outfit – won’t be the only things shining bright on New Year’s Eve: A comet will streak by on the last day of the year to provide a little extra shimmer.

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková (maybe come up with a snappier name, next time, guys?) will be visible on December 31st, just after sunset.

According to USA Today, hopeful comet-gazers should get out of cities to less light-polluted areas, use a telescope or binoculars, and look west.

If you’re too busy dancing the night away to look skyward, don’t worry: The comet will be back on February 11th, and will return to make another appearance in about 5.25 years.

TheSkyLive.com is a great resource to see when the comet will be visible in your area.

In a way, watching the comet streak across the sky is a fitting way to end 2016: How else should a year like this one end but in a hurdling fiery blaze of glory?

Happy stargazing, and happy New Year!

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