The only comet I've ever seen was Comet Hale-Bopp
back in 1997.
As big as it was, it was so dispersed, or
gaseous that no one on my block even noticed
it, even though it hung over the grave yard
for nearly a month.
I pointed it out to a bunch of people, and
they'd just stare and squint and shrug.
Hopefully this one will be easier to see.