There won't just be fireworks putting on a show in the sky this New Year's Eve. Stargazers will also get a glimpse at a comet—but you'll need to have some help to check it out.
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková will link up with a crescent moon on New Year's Eve for a beautiful celestial show. According to , the comet is already visible if you use a telescope or strong binoculars. On Saturday, stargazers should go far from areas with residential lights and use telescopes or binoculars to look west, just after sunset.
And this won't be the last time you'll see this particular comet. On February 11, it will get closer to Earth for stargazers to catch a glimpse. This specific comet makes a full orbit of Earth every 5.25 years, according to , so you can also catch up with it some other time. And according to NASA, there will be several other comets visible in the sky in 2017.
To check and see if the comet will be visible in your area, head to .