Editor’s Note: The Comet Leonard made its final appearance in January 2022. It has now moved out of our solar system and into interstellar space.

Christmas lights. They’re everywhere! In every city, in every neighborhood, on every street. The entire state is glowing with holiday cheer this month, and we love it. But did you know the West Virginia sky is also lighting up right now? Not with Christmas lights, but with the brightest comet of 2021, Comet Leonard.

To learn more about where and when to spot Comet Leonard, as well as some other fun things to watch for in the December night sky (Geminids, anyone?), head over to NASA’s website here. For best results, find some place nice and dark to watch the sky.

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