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Who needs New Year's Eve fireworks when a comet is streaking across the sky?

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Who needs New Year's Eve fireworks when a comet is streaking across the sky?

Watch| Fireworks aren't the only reason to look up at this sky this New Year's Eve.
 

As we are ringing in the new year, NASA says a comet will be close to the moon and visible to people looking west.

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajduáková, which was named after the astronomers who discovered it, takes 5.25 years to complete one orbit.

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Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková (Source: NASA)

Here's a look at its orbit.

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The comet will likely appear dim to the naked eye and will have a blueish-green head and a thin, fan-shaped tail. 

CNN suggests visiting TheSkyLive.com to determine whether the comet will be visible in your location on New Year's Eve.


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Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková (Source: NASA)

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