If you have a good view of the south-west horizon, look for an extremely bright object right after sunset. (Sadly, it sets very quickly.) It's Comet McNaught (2006 P1). Yes it's real...
and it's spectacular!
This blog will include my unkempt thoughts on science, politics, music, wombats and cats. Breaks will be allowed for attending to your real job, naps, thirst and fatigue. Greetings.