"Comet McNaught, estimated at magnitude -2 (minus two), was caught by the comet's discoverer in the above image just after sunset last Friday from Siding Spring Observatory in Australia. Comet McNaught, the brightest comet in decades, is now fading as it moves further into southern skies and away from the Sun and Earth."
brightest comet in 30 yrs.
the only comet I ever saw with the naked eye was 'hale-bopp'. it was low in the nw night skies, visible for a couple weeks. including tail it appeared as long as a full moon is wide. once in a lifetime celestial event for me, so far