In early May, Comet NEAT climbs higher
every day above the south western sunset horizon. The comet could be
visible to the naked eye, but binoculars provide a much better chance of
seeing it. By mid-May, NEAT will be well up in the west even after
twilight gives way to darkness — though the comet will be fading daily.
The dates plotted are civil dates for
North America. The horizon is drawn for early May; later in the month the
horizon will be higher at dusk with respect to the stars.
are by Sky & Telescope Magazine