Comet NEOWISE is currently flying in Kamloops skies as it exits our solar system after a slingshot around the sun.
The comet, designated C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), is an unexpected visitor to our solar system and was discovered on March 27 by the space telescope from which it takes its name.
The comet first became visible in July, first appearing in North American skies during the early morning hours before moving to the night shift.
To spot NEOWISE in the sky, look to the northwest about an hour and a half after sunset, around 10:30 p.m. local time. If you know your constellations, look just below the Big Dipper (or Ursa Major).
Smartphone apps such as Sky Map, SkyView or Stellarium, can also help locate the comet in the sky.
While NEOWISE is visible to the naked eye, it will appear somewhat faint, but brighten some as the night sky darkens.
Astronomers are recommending binoculars for best viewing.
NEOWISE is the first naked-eye-visible comet to grace northern skies since Hale-Bopp, which flew for 18 months beginning in 1997.
Saturday's night skies will be partly cloudy, according to Environment Canada, while Sunday and Monday are both forecast to be clear. Partly cloudy skies are forecast to return next week.
If you miss NEOWISE this time around, its next lap around the sun will not occur until the year 8820.