Stargazers around Wrexham should look upwards, just over the horizon, to get a glimpse of a comet passing close to Earth.
Comets are large objects made of rock, dust and ice and are remnants of the creation of the Oort Cloud at the beginning of the solar system.
This particular comet (named after an acronym for the telescope in Hawaii that was used to find it two years ago) has been travelling towards our solar system for billions of years and is now visible to us in Europe and has already been visible to those in the southern hemisphere.
It is still not clear how visible it will be without the use of a telescope or binoculars, but tonight (the evening of the 13th) should be one of the best evenings to view it and after excellent viewings in New Zealand astronomers are hopeful of some viewings of the comet with the naked eye.
In order to spot it you need to look to left of where the sun (but NEVER directly at the sun!) was just after it has set, as the sky gets darker the comet should become more visible but it will also set quickly so you need to be quick! Scan the area with your eyes or your binoculars or telescope. It may appear to be stationary as you look at it and it will be low so you will need a clear view of the western horizon.
The best night for viewing is this evening but it should be visible for the rest of the month, obviously, a clear sky is needed and don’t look directly at the sun at any point!
Dont forget to tweet us @wrexham if you spot it!