A newly discovered comet will shine bright tonight. Here’s how to see it

A relatively newly discovered comet is set to reach its brightest point over Earth during its 2023 appearance tonight.

The brightening of comet C/2023 H2 (Lemmon) will happen on Friday (Nov. 10) because this is when the icy traveler is set to reach its closest point to Earth  —  its perigee. At this time, it will be 17.6 million miles (28.3 million km) from our planet, which is about a fifth of the distance between Earth and the sun. Around the same time, comet C/2023 H2 (Lemmon) will be around 85 million miles (137 million km) from the sun.

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