Astronomers using the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii, have discovered a faint comet whose orbit could bring it close to Earth and the Sun and make it quite bright 2 years from now. Imaged on the night of June 5/6, 2011, the comet is designated C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) and was confirmed as a cometary object by astronomers Richard Wainscoat and Marco Micheli with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on nearby Mauna Kea.
I long to see another bright naked eye comet. It has been to many years since the last one. I hope the predictions are correct.
I hope that "low in the western sky" prediction is for northern hemisphere observers! Hope we have another "Hale Bopp"- style visit from this object in a couple of years!
I saw Hale Bopp and as I now live in an area where light pollution is horrendous would welcome another comet just as bright if not brighter. From where I am it should be a reasonable height above the western horizon.