You may have heard about a snow moon, lunar eclipse and a New Year comet happening Friday night, but a University of Saskatchewan astronomer says it likely won’t be the show that you may expect.
Stan Shadick says a snow moon is essentially a full moon, and the lunar eclipse isn’t even a full eclipse.
He says people who look closely at the night sky may see half of the moon covered with a light shadow.
And when it comes to the comet, Shadick says it won’t be easy to spot in the night sky when it flashes by around 6:45 p.m.
He says only experienced astronomers using a telescope would be able to see the comet streaking over the night sky.
Mother Nature is also not cooperating with stargazers here.
Environment Canada’s forecast for tonight is calling for a partly cloudy sky.