The night sky is pretty much a mystery to most City Dwellers. The glare of city light drowns out all but the brightest stars – and planets don’t do much better. If you are interested, I can tell you where to look to see these far-off worlds. If you were not interested, you would have stopped reading after the first sentence.
The comet is now well-within visible range – but it will take considerable snakey-eyed concentration to pick it out. More importantly, there will be clear skies on Friday night. I put together this chart with instructions. Print it out and follow instructions. If you need light to see the chart, close one eye while you turn on the flashlight. Or, use an eye-patch to keep night vision in one eye while consulting chart. Professional Astronomers do this, while making corny pirate jokes. 😉