This is comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy). To see this comet you will need some binoculars, or a good DSLR camera with a f2.8 lens. Look to the NW just to the left of the Big Dipper handle. Unless up very high in the hills and away from city light pollution you will not see with the naked eye very well.
Astrophotography, lightning and meteor photography are a favorite past time for me. I captured this photo of Comet ISON on November 21st at 6:30 am before it disappeared in the light of the sun. The exposure was set for 2 seconds, ISO 100 as it was getting so light, and an F stop of 8.