As seen from mid-northern latitudes, Comet Panstarrs might become visible with an optical aid around March 7 or 8. However, the comet will be in the glow of dusk and set around 40 to 45 minutes after sunset. By March 12, the comet will climb higher in the sky and will set around 75 minutes after sun. What’s more, the comet will be next to the waxing crescent moon on the North American evening of March 12.

Bruce McClure