We may get a glimpse of a comet just after sunset for the next few days. Comet Pan-STARRS came within about 100 million miles of Earth a few days ago and now is going to come within about 45 million miles of the Sun. That will make it bright, but unfortunately it also means we'll only get a glimpse right after sunset. It's worth a try tonight, though viewing may be better for the next couple of days after. We're nearly at dark of the moon; that will not only help with viewing but possibly give us a dramatic contrast in a couple of days, when the new crescent moon will be just above the horizon near the comet right after sunset.
I got a pretty good look at a comet -- was it Hale-Bopp? -- in the mid-90s from the window of a commercial airliner.