Holiday in Hunan – Hunan Travel for On September , as the comet was AU from the Sun and beginning its hairpin turn around the solar disk, it found itself between Mercury and Venus. Venus, the comet, Mercury, and Earth were essentially in a straight line in that order. At that time the comet’s +-degree tail would have been a striking feature in the evening sky, its last part only setting about hours after sunset. Between September and , the nucleus was extremely close to the Sun from the perspective of Earth within degrees. Moreover, because the comet was essentially behind the Sun, the apparent length of the tail would have been relatively short. On the th, the end of it would have appeared for a brief time after sunset. However, no part of the comet would have been visible on the th. Holiday in Hunan – Hunan Travel 2016.