01/03/2015 09:28 EST | Updated 01/05/2015 09:59 EST

Comet Lovejoy Could Light Up The Winter Night Sky In The Coming Weeks

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy 28th December 2014 from Phil Hart on Vimeo.

Look, up in the sky! It's not the Green Lantern. It's something better.

Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)) was discovered last August and now it's the first to brighten up the night sky in 2015, National Geographic reported.

The phenomenon was first spotted by Australian astronomer Terry Lovejoy, who found it by using a simple telescope that had an eight-inch mirror.

Previously only visible in the southern hemisphere, it can now be seen in the north, where eager skywatchers can glimpse it on a clear night by simply grabbing binoculars and going outside, Global News reported.

The best place to look for it is low in the sky near the right foot of the constellation Orion, and to keep looking higher as January progresses, said reporter Nicole Mortillaro.

Slate reports that the comet is on a long-period orbit, and could take approximately 14,000 years to make its way around the sun.

It is currently visible in the northern hemisphere because it's "tipped by 80 degrees to the paths the planets take," said writer Phil Plait.

The comet is also moving out of the "ecliptic," or the line that traces the passage of the sun.

It was captured in a three-hour time-lapse video on Dec. 28, appearing green due to molecules that "glow when hit by the sun's solar wind," National Geographic said.

You should be able to see the comet with binoculars until April, said Global News.

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