Some of us spotted an unusually bright light in the sky around sunset and sunrise the past few days.


Scott Young of the Manitoba Planetarium says it was Comet "McNaught." 


He tells us "McNaught" was not expected to do much, but then it suddenly grew brighter and brighter and became the astronomy event of the winter. 


Young says they had no way of knowing this would happen and therefore weren't able to give us advance notice. 


Unfortunately the comet is now too low in the sky to be seen from Manitoba at night. 


And during the day, it's too near the sun to be visible. 


Young suggests we go on the Internet to view images of "McNaught."