Devil comet shows up in night sky; find out where

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This image shows a comet traveling on its journey, similar to a devil comet that will light up the night sky. — Nasa/ESA/B Bolin
This image shows a comet traveling on its journey, similar to a devil comet that will light up the night sky. — Nasa/ESA/B Bolin

The full might of the devil comet has not yet revealed itself and the stargazers have to wait until next month when it unveils its all brightness that would light up the night sky.

However, the celestial event is currently being observed in the Western Hemisphere and it will go on this month.

Devil comet — Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks — makes a series of sparks in the night sky but not until April 8, the horned-shaped space object will make its extraordinary appearance.

The comet takes 71 years to complete its orbit around the sun. Its closest path will be on April 21 and to the Earth on June 2.

Experts quoted in a CNN report Thursday noted that the view of the comet can be seen in the Northern Hemisphere.

Dr Dave Schleicher, astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Arizona told CNN: "I would say it’s somewhat unusual in the number of outbursts it’s been having."

"The comet will brighten a bit as it gets closer to the sun, and it should be visible to the naked eye low in the west about an hour after sunset," the experts told CNN.

"It would be advisable to use a pair of binoculars, since the comet may be hard to locate without them."

During the solar eclipse, on April 8, it can be seen when the moon will be blocking sunlight. They also said that not only the comet but other plants could also be seen at that time.

Later on in April, the comet — discovered in 1812 — will then be visible in the Southern Hemisphere.