The Iowa Sky Will Light Up With The Brightest Comet Of 2021 This Month, Comet Leonard

Have you taken the time yet to notice all the Christmas lights? They’re everywhere this time of year, in every city, neighborhood, and street. The whole state is aglow with holiday spirit. And to top it all off, did you know that Iowa’s sky is extra bright right now as well? No, there aren’t any Christmas lights strung between the stars, but what you can hope to see overhead right now is the brightest comet of 2021: Comet Leonard.

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The darker the sky, the better chance you’ll have of spotting this comet. More information about Comet Leonard can be found on NASA’s website, as well as info on several other celestial events expected in December of 2021 (Geminid Meteor Shower, anyone?).